BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, with its annual Tree Planting Ceremony at Beverly Gardens Park. The park is located on the corner of Parkway and Canon Drive and the event will kick-off at 10 a.m.

Dignitaries, seniors and kids will participate in the traditional tree planting of a Canary Island Pine. Beverly Hills will also be acknowledged by the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA award recipient for the 31st consecutive year.

Canyon News spoke to Dana Beesen, Publicist for the city of Beverly Hills via email about the upcoming event. “We invited nearly 100 people. The preschool class from Hawthorne school and teachers will be there to help plant the tree, along with others as stated in the program,” said Beesen.

Beverly Hills’ commitment to an Annual Arbor Day program, the Street Tree Master Plant, a well-managed tree care program and environmental responsibility efforts are contributing factors to receiving the prestigious award year after year. Light refreshments like cookies, lemonade and water will be available at the Arbor Day event.

Members from the Beverly Hills City Council, Recreation and Parks Commissioners, representatives of Cal Fire, Community Services Department program participants, children and community will be on hand at the event.

When asked about parking for the event, Beesen replied, “You can park in the City Civic Center Parking and walk to the site (very short walk) or there is metered street parking nearby.”