April 15, 2024: Proclamation - Arbor Day


Whereas, established in 1872, Arbor Day encourages the planting of trees in urban and wildland areas to protect, renew and manage our trees and forests, and to encourage a healthy ecosystem; and

Whereas, for the 34th consecutive year, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Pasadena as a Tree City USA designee and has awarded to Pasadena for the 24th year a Growth Award for excellence in  promoting urban forestry programs; and

Whereas, Pasadena is committed to trees as a defining feature of this great City, and on April 20 the City will  plant 25 trees in District 4 in and around Victory Park through a longstanding partnership with Pasadena Beautiful Foundation; and

Whereas, the event will also highlight sustainability and tree care by way of a tree planting demonstration, supervision of the volunteer tree planting efforts, and distribution of informational material;

Now, Therefore I, Victor M. Gordo, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim April 15, 2024 in Pasadena as Arbor Day.