The City of Norwalk Public Services Department Tree Maintenance Section maintains over 17,000 trees citywide. Activities, including the "I Love Trees Because" poster contest, celebrate the importance of trees.
Fourth Annual Arbor Day Celebration
The City’s fourth annual Arbor Day event was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at D.D. Johnston Elementary School. Approximately 100 volunteers, including members of the Norwalk Lions Club, AMC employees, Young Marines, parishioners from New Harvest Christian Church, TAP participants, and residents came out and to help the Public Services Department Tree Maintenance Section staff plant 55 trees around D.D. Johnston Elementary and the surrounding neighborhood.
The event also included activities and face painting for children. West Coast Arborists, Inc., a tree care professionals company, and Republic Services, a solid waste company, participated during the event by distributing seeds / seedlings and setting up information booths for the community. As part of the City’s Arbor Day celebration, two 5th grade classes from Sanchez Elementary School had previously assisted the Public Services Department Park Landscape staff with planting 25 trees along the new walkway in back of Hermosillo Park. The students also participated in an “I Love Trees Because...” poster contest depicting the benefits of trees. Guests to the Arbor Day event at D.D. Johnston Elementary School voted for the top three entries. The winners of the poster contest were recognized with a certificate, movie tickets and a tree at the May 16, 2017 City Council Meeting.