City celebrates Arbor Day

City celebrates Arbor Day
From left: Junior Felise, Nila Felise, Charlie Felise, Amon Greene and Tony Greene plant a tree during the Arbor Day celebration. Photo by Tony Cagala

ENCINITAS — The recent rains saturated the grounds, making it malleable enough for shovels to easily pierce through the grass for digging holes large enough to accommodate new trees planted in a portion of the city’s new Encinitas Community Park.

Several volunteers, with city and county elected officials and the Cardiff 101 Main Street Association, teamed up to celebrate Arbor Day on Saturday.

A variety of trees from Laurels to Japanese Blueberrys, were planted not only at the community park but three trees were planted at Cottonwood Creek Park and five trees planted at Sun Vista Neighborhood Park and two trees at Wiro Park.

According to the city, Encinitas maintains more than 13,000 trees as part of its urban forest management program and has earned a Tree City USA designation from the Arbor Day Foundation for four years.

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