MEDFORD, Ore. – Communities across the country are celebrating one of the most important natural resources on the planet – trees!
The National Arbor Day foundation plants more than 10 million trees a year. This year’s celebration in Medford isn’t just about tree planting, it’s about bringing together the community. Participants can take a pirate-themed bike ride, go on a treasure hunt, face paint and enjoy the weekend outdoors.
City arborist Adam Airoldi explained that this is one day a year that people can give back to the environment, “People don’t often take the time to recognize, and appreciate trees. So Arbor Day is a chance for people to get out and recognize what trees are and what they bring to our community. It’s also a way to get people involved and see that trees are something that we live with and we can help support and plant.”
The Arbor Day celebration in Medford starts Saturday at 10 o’clock in Hawthorne Park. The Pirate bike ride casts off at noon.