Celebrate California Arbor Day on March 3
On Friday, March 3, 10:30 a.m.- Noon, join the Huntington Beach Tree Society in Huntington Central Park West by Shipley Nature Center for CA Arbor Day festivities. The community,
including Mesa View Middle School students, will be planting trees prized by humans, pollinators and birds:
• Oklahoma Redbuds (Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Oklahoma’) – HB’s official City Tree features electric magenta blooms each spring and heart-shaped leaves all summer. Maxing out at 18 feet, they make wonderful additions to small yards
• Toyons (Heteromeles arbutifolia) are bursting with bright red berries each fall and early winter. They are easy to grow and reach 8-plus feet in height.
“CA Arbor Day offers the perfect opportunity to bring needed native trees to Huntington Central Park, and to recognize the value of trees,” states HB Trees President Jean Nagy. “They
help cool our city, filter air we breathe, create scenic recreation areas and provide nesting and food sources for vulnerable wildlife. If you can’t join us on 3/3/23, I hope you’ll commemorate
Arbor Day by planting a tree in your own yard.”
According to the U.S. Forest Service, in 2022 more than 36 million dead trees were counted across California, which experts claim is due to drought, insects and diseases. Partnering with
our city to “green” parklands, last year alone the non-profit HB Tree Society gifted and nurtured hundreds of water-wise flowering plants, plus 60 large trees.
Learn more at hbtrees.org.