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April 23, 2019
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Lorri Grueber, Community Forestry, 402-441-9461

City Arbor Day Celebration Set for April 27

Lincoln Parks and Recreation invites the public to a free "Celebrate All Things Trees" event to celebrate Arbor Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Stranksy Park, 17th Street and Harrison Avenue. Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson will read an Arbor Day proclamation from Mayor Chris Beutler at 2 p.m. The event is also an opportunity to meet City Forestry members — Lorri Grueber, Community Operations Forester, and Adam Klingenberg, Community Outreach Forester — and learn how they manage Lincoln's public trees.

The event also includes the following activities:

Two other Arbor Day activities are scheduled earlier in the week:

Lincoln Parks and Recreation is responsible for the management and maintenance of nearly 120,000 City-owned trees. More than 76,000 of the public trees are located on public streets.

The City has been recognized as a Tree City USA for 42 years. Other designations include Tree City USA Growth Award; Tree Line USA Utility - Lincoln Electric System; and Tree Campus USA - University Nebraska-Lincoln and Nebraska Wesleyan. Of the 3,400 Tree City USA communities nationwide, Lincoln is currently the only one to have all four designations.

For more information about Lincoln Parks and Recreation, the Forestry Section or the Emerald Ash Borer, visit or

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