Park Foundation supports Arbor Day event

The Columbus Park Foundation has announced its support The Columbus Tree Canopy Partners. April Williams, foundation spokesperson, says the group is a local coalition formed to “develop a strategy for creating a healthy, expanded, maintained and sustainable urban forest for the good and future of Columbus.”

As their first activity to bring awareness to the benefits of trees, The Columbus Tree Canopy Partners have organized an Arbor Day Event on Friday, April 29th from noon to 4 p.m. Williams says that the generosity of donors to the James K. Baker Tree Fund, as well as a generous contribution from TCC Rocks, will result in 50 new trees being planted along the Jonathan Moore Pike People Trail. She says that volunteers from Tree Canopy Partners, Cummins, TCC Rocks and CSA Fodrea School students and parents will plant the trees immediately following a Proclamation signed by Mayor Jim Lienhoop and delivered by City Engineer Dave Hayward at noon. You are encouraged to attend.