April 26, 2022 (Moscow, Idaho) — The City of Moscow and the Moscow Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day with the Moscow High School Environmental Club by planting two Catalpa trees at Milton Arthur Park on Apr. 29, 2022, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Milton Arthur Park is located at 1010 Sutton Street to the southeast of the roundabout at Joseph Street and White Avenue.
The public is invited to join this free and kid-friendly event. Free red osier dogwood, western larch, and bur oak seedlings will be available to the public.
Arbor Day is recognized throughout the nation and the world. The City of Moscow and Moscow Tree Commission are committed to a community forestry program that supports a safe, healthy, and attractive urban forest. Trees are renewable resources that yield fruit and nuts for food and profit, wood for construction, fuel for warmth, paper products, and many other goods and materials.
When properly selected, planted in the right places, and tended appropriately, trees increase property values, add beauty, enhance the economic vitality of business districts, cut heating and cooling costs, and provide buffers from traffic.
Trees intercept stormwater, reduce runoff and erosion, clean air and water, produce oxygen, slow climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide, provide habitat for wildlife, and moderate air temperature. A healthy urban forest can bring a sense of vibrancy or respite, adventure or calm, escape or contentment, and connection to wild nature amidst asphalt and concrete.
Story Contact: David Schott, Parks & Facilities Manager