Arbor Day celebration brings a host of events, activities

Piedmont City Park Commission is hosting a week-long celebration of the trees in our midst.

  • Chalk Art | Week of April 24-29: For our youngest artists, send in a photo of your sidewalk art next to your favorite tree. We will randomly select winners and award prizes. We will also post on social media the artists!
  • Gratitude Trees | Week of April 24-29: Look in our parks for the barricades and signage that will announce the gratitude trees ( we will have one in Piedmont Park, Dracena, Crocker and in Linda Beach Field).  The City will provide tags, twine, and markers so that park users can write about what they are grateful for, and then hang it on the tree. Tags will also be available at City Hall and Rec. Center.
  • Movie in the Park: Intelligent Trees | Thurs. April 28 at 8:30 p.m.: We will have popcorn at Community Hall before the film; and there will be a free raffle for two trees to take home and plant in your garden.

Finally, residents that have their nominations selected for this year’s Heritage Trees 2022 will  be pinned with Heritage Tree lapel pins before the movie in the park.

Local support for the event includes Tree Sculpture (the founder of TS is Piedmont’s Former Mayor Craig Lundin, who spearheaded getting the City designated as a Tree City USA and starting the Arbor Day celebration when he served as mayor) and Terra Landscape, the city’s landscape maintenance contractor. Piedmont Garden Club has donated towards refreshments, and Devil Mountain Wholesale has donated (2) 15 gal. Redbud trees that will be raffled off at the movie event and the lucky winner can  plant them in their own gardens!

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  1. The heritage of trees in Piedmont and the East Bay is logging. There’s no turning back on that now but Piedmont could really show gratitude for the urban forest were it to adopt an ordinance protecting redwoods and oak trees on private property as Oakland has done. Many mature redwoods have been cut down in Piedmont over the past several years.

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