WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood will host a Community Tree Planting event to celebrate National Arbor Day. The event will transpire during Earth Weekend, on Saturday, April 21 starting at 9 a.m. The tree planting will transpire at Plummer Park’s Russian Veterans Memorial, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Joshua Schare, Communications Manager for the city of West Hollywood spoke to Canyon News via email about the event.

“Approximately two dozen people are expected to attend the event. There will be no refreshments provided at this event,” said Schare.

The city will plant three trees of varying species. Members of the community are urged to take part in the Community Tree Planting. Participants do not need prior landscaping or gardening experience. Tools and gloves will be on-hand and supervision and instruction will be provided. The event will start off with a short “how-to” planting session, which will soon follow a discussion about the importance and role trees play in our urban environment.

The Community Tree Planting is organized in recognition of National Arbor Day, which is held on the last Friday in April. Arbor Day was founded in 1872 by newspaper editor and politician J. Sterling Morton, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. It has since become celebrated around the world as a day to plant and care for trees.

For more details, call the city of West Hollywood’s Department of Public Works at (323) 848-6895. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY (323) 848-6496.