We’re excited for Arbor Day, are you? In preparation for National Arbor Day—celebrated on the last Friday in April—we will post stories about TREE-ific Arbor Day events at which Davey crews have participated. You can look forward to reading a new Arbor Day blog post each week this month!
Davey is passionate about volunteering for Arbor Day events leading up to the national holiday. Let’s take a look back to one of the TREE-mendous events that took place last year.
Celebrating Arbor Day Superhero Style
Carrot Girl, Garden Man, Butterfly Girl, Gold Man and their 15 other cape-cladded classmates joined volunteers from Davey Resource Group (DRG) and the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to celebrate Arbor Day in Kern, California, last year.
At William Penn Elementary School, 19 students stay after school once a week to receive an interactive education about organizing, planning, designing and sustaining their school’s garden.
Davey Resource Group visited the gardening superheroes to plant shrubs and four citrus trees—lime, mandarin, grapefruit and mango—and to educate the students. The Davey employees chose citrus trees because they wanted to give the students trees that would harvest fruit they could actually eat.
The students enjoyed the chance to learn about the benefits of trees and planting through a hands-on experience. Instead of Davey just purchasing trees and giving them to the school—the kids got to get their hands dirty and learn the process of tree planting and care.
What is Arbor Day? Arbor Day is a national holiday that celebrates the importance of trees in our lives but also promotes tree care and planting awareness. First observed in 1972 in Nebraska, Arbor Day is now celebrated all around the world.
To stay up-to-date on all events leading up to National Arbor Day follow the Arbor Day Foundation for more information. Stay tuned for more Davey Arbor Day stories on our blog “In the Shade” in the next few weeks.