News from the City of Indio
Indio, CA: The City of Indio will celebrate its 13th Annual Arbor Day on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at North Jackson Park, located at 43200 Towne St.
Mayor Glenn Miller will issue the Arbor Day Proclamation promptly at 9 a.m. and kick off the tree planting event.
“It is an honor for me to recognize the city’s commitment to sustainability as the only Tree City USA Community in the Coachella Valley,” said Mayor Miller. “Our trees not only provide shade, cut cooling and heating costs, and cleanse the air, but they also increase property values and help beautify our neighborhoods.”
The community is invited to serve as volunteers and plant trees during the celebration. West Coast Arborists, Excel Landscaping, Indio Youth Sports Association, Kelsey’s Heroes, El Sol Health and Wellness, and the Woman’s Club of Indio have donated trees and materials to meet this year’s Arbor Day Goal. Indio’s Green Desert Nursery is supplying handpicked trees at a generous discount for the planting.
For more information about the event, please contact Paul Stalma at (760) 625-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Arbor Day was founded nearly 150 years ago and is now observed across the nation and the world. The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest non-profit conservation and education organization dedicated to tree planting. Its Tree City USA program was founded in 1976 and cities can only achieve such status by meeting its core standards of sound urban forestry management. The City of Indio is a 12 Years Tree City USA Community.