The City of Nampa and Nampa Parks Department will celebrate Arbor Day* Wed., April 27, 2022 at 10 a.m. by planting five trees at Kings Road Park (3322 Little John Court) in Nampa.
Children from the fifth-grade class at Park Ridge Elementary School are expected to help plant five Sycamore trees with the help of forestry staff. Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling will read the Arbor Day proclamation followed by students learning how to properly plant trees. This is an opportunity for the public to learn the basic skills of tree planting along with the importance of urban forestry ahead of Arbor Day.
The City of Nampa is celebrating its 24th year as a Tree City USA which is a designation received from the Arbor Day Foundation and Idaho Department of Lands. Nampa has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA: a tree board and department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program and holding an Arbor Day observance.
Nampa’s Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Cody Swander said, “As we honor the roots of Arbor Day, which began in 1872 in Nebraska, by planting trees with some of Nampa’s children, we strive to instill a respect and understanding to a younger generation that trees are important and a worthy part of a city’s infrastructure worth protecting. Nampa’s Forestry Division works hard to ensure our urban forest is diverse, healthy and managed to provide all of the benefits that trees bring to our community. The City of Nampa is proud to celebrate Arbor Day each year with our ceremonial tree planting within the public spaces of our community.”
*Arbor Day is typically celebrated the last Friday in April and will be officially recognized this year on Fri., April 29, 2022.