Flushing celebrates Arbor Day with free tree giveaway

FLUSHING — Another Arbor Day celebration is in the books for the City of Flushing Parks and Recreation Committee.

This year, the committee handed out 100 White Pine trees (the Michigan state tree) to families at Riverview Park, April 28.

As a community effort, these trees will begin to grace the yards of our neighbors and families as spring continues. Every tree was given out in a bucket donated by Tractor Supply Co. and filled with dirt donated by Donaldson and Sons landscape supply.

In his Arbor Day message, Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe said, “As both Arbor Day and Earth Day approach, it is time for all of us to step up and help our planet thrive. Planting trees is a simple yet serious strategy to combating the biggest challenges facing companies, their employees, their supply chains, their customers and the world today.”

“We plant these trees with great purpose: to benefit people. And these trees are needed now more than ever. If ever there was a time to plant trees, now is that time,” said Lambe. “The time to harness the natural solutions of trees and forests to solve some of the biggest challenges they have ever faced,” he added.

“Tomorrow is relying on what we do today,” Lambe concluded. “Let’s make every tree count.”

And that is exactly what the people of Flushing are doing.

The Arbor Day giveaway was a community effort, including the students and teachers at the Early Childhood Center, who helped plant the trees. Other sponsors included I Can Market That.com and the Lucy Ham Group.

The City of Flushing Parks and Recreation Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in Flushing City Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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