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Plant a Tree During Coos Bay Arbor Day Event April 12, 2018

The City of Coos Bay will be observing 24 Years of Arbor Day Monday, April 30. This is a special day set aside for the planting of trees. There will be a community tree planting event that is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. where volunteers are needed to help plant trees at:

•             Downtown (Anderson Ave, 2nd Street)

•             Tenth Street Park   

Participants should wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, gloves, and rain gear as needed. There is no experience required. To sign up, please contact John Eck, Operations Superintendent at the City of Coos Bay at mailto:jeck@coosbay.org or at 541-269-8941. Registration is optional, but it is appreciated. 

Arbor Day was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska.  Now it is observed throughout the nation and the world. Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife. Trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, and wood for our homes, fuel for our fires, and countless other wood products. Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas and beautify our community. Coos Bay has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation and desires to continue its tree-planting endeavors. 

If you have any questions, please call the City of Coos Bay Public Works and Community Development Department’s Operations Administrator Randy Dixon at 541-269-1181, ext. 2201.