FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is celebrating its 40th year as a designated Tree City USA! To celebrate Arbor Day and renew our long-standing commitment to urban forest management, the City will host a tree-planting ceremony at Turley Park on Friday, April 30 at 11 a.m.
Mayor Mike Henry and representatives from the Carbondale Garden Study Club will plant two trees in the park during the ceremony. Over the past year, the City has worked to remove several dead trees from the park. The City’s Arborist, Mark McDaniel, is committed to replacing the removed trees with beautiful, young trees that our community can enjoy for many years to come!
We are honored to have the Carbondale Garden Study Club join us for a second tree-planting ceremony. The club recently took on the Butterfly Garden project at Turley Park, and they have plans to redesign it into an ecologically beneficial space for all pollinators and people. This year, the club is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
We hope to see you at the ceremony on April 30, 2021! Masks and social distancing will be required.
For more information, contact Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.
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