The City of Boca Raton is hosting its Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting event at the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District’s Patch Reef Park on Friday, November 3rd at 10 am. The park is located at 2000 Yamato Road and citizens are invited to attend this free event.
According to Dawn Sinka, the City’s Horticulturalist/Arborist, 15 slash pines will be planted on the grounds of Patch Reef Park.
“The species of trees are chosen based upon what is found at the park naturally, how much space is available for the mature canopy, and the end result of how we envision the park in the future.”
Students from Grandview Preparatory School will be participating in the festivities and assisting in the planting of the new pine trees at the park.
Boca Raton was selected as a Tree City in 2016 for the 37th consecutive year, and Mayor Susan Haynie will be accepting the Tree City USA award. Scott Peterich, from the Everglades District for the Florida Forest Service, will be presenting the award on behalf of the Forest Service and the National Arbor Day Association.
In order to qualify for a Tree City designation, the City must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry program with a minimum annual budget, and have an annual Arbor Day observance and proclamation, explained Nora Fosman, the City’s Senior Environmental officer.
Mayor Susan Haynie presented the Arbor Day proclamation at the October 23rd City Council Workshop.
For more information about the Arbor Day Celebration, please contact Nora Fosman at 561-393-7960. Information about Right Tree Right Place, pruning guides and other helpful information can be found on the City’s website.