A celebration of the national tree-planting holiday Arbor Day will be held at Eleanor Pardee Park this Saturday (March 12).
Sponsored by the City of Palo Alto, the Palo Alto nonprofit Canopy and Tree City USA, the event will feature a variety of tree-themed festivities.
Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa will participate in a ceremonial tree planting at 9:30 a.m., with a tree-planting demonstration to follow.
The event is child-friendly, with tree walks scheduled for 10 and 11:30 a.m and story-times at 11:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
There will also be competitive tree-climbing demonstrations at 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. Tree educator Chad Brey will race Jared Abrojena, a world-champion climber recognized at the 2009 International Tree Climbing Championship.
City arborist Dave Dockter will be present to answer tree questions at an all-day Ask the Arborist booth.
For more information, visit Canopy.