Celebrate Arbor Day in Santa Monica on April 25
April 10, 2019
by Carlos Collard
The City of Santa Monica invites you to join us in celebrating Arbor Day with a tree planting on Thursday, April 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Hotchkiss Park, located off of 4th Street and Strand Street.
The green space of the two-acre park used to boast a grid pattern of trees several years ago. The goal of the planting is to restore the historical design by adding six 24” box trees. Local service organizations will assist with the tree planting, and snacks and giveaways will be available to anyone who stops by. The small park features trees, a sloping lawn with a path, and partial ocean views.
The event is organized by the Public Landscape Division of the City’s Public Works Department, which maintains the city’s parks, urban forest, downtown and Santa Monica State Beach. To learn more about the group’s work through brief summaries and photos, please sign up for its monthly newsletter at www.smgov.net/landscape.
In addition to making Santa Monica greener, tree planting for Arbor Day is one of the requirements to become a Tree City USA, which is an Arbor Day Foundation program in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters. Santa Monica has been a Tree City USA for 37 years.