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City and Scouts Celebrate Arbor Day

The City of Carpinteria annually celebrates Arbor Day by teaming up with helpful kiddos to plant trees. This year, a hard-working group of Carpinteria Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts joined the City’s Public Works crew to plant an olive tree and a gingko tree on Carnation Place.

California observes Arbor Day on March 7 in honor of horticulturalist Luther Burbank’s birthday. Over the course of his life, Burbank developed more than 800 varieties of fruits, flowers and vegetables.

Looking for a good reason to plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day? Here are several: 1) Trees produce oxygen that we need to breathe. 2) Trees reduce stormwater runoff, which reduces erosion and pollution in our waterways, as well as flooding. 4) Trees provide food and shelter for many wildlife species.