Advertisement

Laguna Beach celebrates 1st Annual Arbor Day Event


It may have taken 424 years to make its way to being recognized and celebrated here, but Arbor Day finally got its day in Laguna Beach.

First celebrated in the Spanish village of Mondoñedo in 1594, Arbor Day is traditionally observed on the last Friday in April. Laguna Beach however, like many Pacific towns, benefits from earlier platings — so it was that staff and volunteers from the City of Laguna Beach - Government, along with community activists who have long led the charge for tree conservation here in town, gathered at Jahraus Park off of Cliff Dr. to ceremoniously plant a 36-inch box Torrey Pine tree, as well as to announce plans for additional tree pantings throughout Laguna Beach.

Additional Arbor Day-inspired activities will be supported in part by a $50,000 pledge from Barbara MacGillivray, whose donation will go toward setting up a private foundation for the benefit of our local trees. Children from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach joined City Council members Rob Zur Schmiede, Toni Iseman and Bob Whalen in marking the day, as did singer April Walsh and members of the South Laguna Community Garden Park Band.

It was just last month that the Laguna Beach City Council voted to make March 7-14 'Arbor Week' here in Laguna Beach, as well as to apply for 'Tree City USA' status with the Arbor Day Foundation.

Be the first to review this item!


Bookmark this

18 Mar 2018


By Laguna Beach Vibe
Advertisement

Recent Articles

Laguna Beach Art Walk October - PHOTOS

Laguna Beach Art Walk October - PHOTOS

in Community, Arts

See our exclusive photos from the October Laguna Beach Art Walk.

Business Spotlight: The Abbey

Business Spotlight: The Abbey

in Business Profile

The Abbey in South Laguna Beach has new owners and a new vibe.

Laguna Dance Festival

Laguna Dance Festival

in Entertainment

The 14th Annual Laguna Dance Festival at Laguna Playhouse was a sell-out Oct. 5--7. The most prestigious dance companies and dancers from across North America came to Laguna to mesmerize audiences with incredible artistry.

Community: Movie Screening

Community: Movie Screening

in Entertainment

Laguna Beach resident and veteran Bikram Yoga teacher, Patrice Simon brings the community together through film.

Must Read Articles

Grapes for Grads event builds on $260k in scholarships

Grapes for Grads event builds on $260k in scholarships

Grapes for Grads allows tastings of over 65 different labels all while raising scholarship money for local students.

April 3, 2018 By Grapes for Grads

In Pursuit of Silvia, an ART WOW/Bare Bones Theatre production

In Pursuit of Silvia, an ART WOW/Bare Bones Theatre production

In Pursuit of Silvia, an ART WOW/Bare Bones Theatre production at the Sandra Jones Campbell Studio in Laguna Canyon.

April 23, 2018 By Michaell Magrutsche

Wednesday Spotlight: Best Massage Ever!

Wednesday Spotlight: Best Massage Ever!

Get to know local Laguna Beach Business Best Massage Ever!

March 21, 2018 By Laguna Beach Vibe