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City of Falls Church Celebrates Tree City USA Honor, Arbor Day April 26

Monday, April 7, 2014 -- The City of Falls Church has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 36th year in a row. The City will celebrate the honor at the 122nd anniversary of Arbor Day on Saturday, April 26, with a morning neighborhood tree planting and an afternoon ceremony.

“Everyone benefits when elected officials, volunteers, and committed citizens in communities like the City of Falls Church make smart investments in urban forests,” said John Rosenow, Chief Executive and Founder of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Trees bring shade to our homes and beauty to our neighborhoods, along with numerous economic, social, and environmental benefits.”

The community is invited to join in the celebration.  Volunteers interested in helping with the tree planting 8:30-noon (location TBD) should contact Seth Heminway of the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) at heminway.seth@gmail.com or703-389-7360.

The Arbor Day ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in Frady Park (in the 300 block of East Broad St.), the original site of the 1892 Arbor Day; the rain location is the Community Center, 223 Little Falls St. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The ceremony is co-hosted by the City, VPIS, and the Victorian Society.



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