Arbor Day Event April 26, 2017

Join the Coos Bay Arbor Day Event!

The City of Coos Bay will be observing 23 Years of Arbor Day, Friday, April 28th.  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 10:00 a.m. where volunteers are needed to help plant trees at: 

  • John Topits Park (Empire Lakes Lower Parking Lot)  

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 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 Department Operations Administrator Randy Dixon at 541-269-1181 ext. 2201.