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Cambridge Celebrates Arbor Week April 24-28

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The Cambridge Department of Public Works invites you to celebrate Arbor Week Apr. 24-28, featuring activities and information that promote the city’s Urban Forest.

Monday, April 24– Arbor Week and Poetry Month collide with a series of tree-inspired poems scattered throughout the City. These poems give us a chance to reflect on what trees and nature mean to us as we walk through the urban landscape. Keep an eye out in the Main Library grounds for a series of fun tree facts!

Tuesday, April 25–City Arborist Dave Lefcourt and Assistant City Arborist Abby Bentley will be tabling outside of City Hall from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. to share information about trees and hand out seedlings and other materials. Members of the City's Committee on Public Planting will be tabling from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The Cambridge community plays a role in keeping the urban forest healthy and strong—and enjoy its many benefits.

Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, City Arborist Dave Lefcourt and Assistant City Arborist Abby Bentley will be hosting a tree planting at Dana Park with students from the Amigos School, 15 Upton St. at 12 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, April 26– Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui, City Arborist Dave Lefcourt and Assistant City Arborist Abby Bentley will be hosting a tree planting event in the Elm and Hampshire Plaza with students from the Cambridgeport School, 89 Elm St. at 12 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Members of the Committee on Public Planting will be tabling outside of the O'Connell Library, 48 6th Street from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. handing out seedlings and other materials.

Thursday, April 27–
Public Works will hold an event outside the Main Library from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., weather permitting. Members of the community are invited to come learn about the Urban Forest and collect a free seedling. Librarians will also be on hand to read a tree-themed book to children outside the library at the regularly-scheduled toddler time at 11 a.m. The manager of Borrower Services will have children's books on trees available outside to check out and take home!

The City Arborist Dave Lefcourt and Assistant City Arborist Abby Bentley will be hosting a neighborhood tree walk, weather permitting. Anyone interested in joining the tree walk can meet at the West Cambridge Russell Youth Center at 5:30 p.m. The walking route is approximately 2 miles. 

Friday, April 28-  Arbor Day! 

Can’t attend these events but still want to get involved? Become a Cambridge Urban Forest Friend! Forest Friends take simple steps to help care for and protect Cambridge’s urban forest. By helping plant, water, and advocate for the trees, volunteers help the forest thrive into the future. Forest Friends contribute to the vitality of our urban forest, protect our planet, and make our city a better place to live. Cambridgema.gov/ForestFriends
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