Join Our Celebrations of Arbor Day, April 29

The Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards will celebrate Arbor Day this year with two public events on Friday, April 29. Please join us!

10 a.m. at Sojourners Church’s American Elm
1017 Elliott Avenue at Monticello Avenue in Belmont

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards, Charlottesville Tree Commission members, and officials from the Virginia Department of Forestry and the City of Charlottesville will join members of Sojourners Church for an Arbor Day celebration honoring the church’s newly designated Landmark Tree, a magnificent American Elm.

5 p.m. at the Boundary Oak in Mint Springs Valley Park
6659 Mint Springs Valley Park Road in Crozet

Meet at the trailhead kiosk to walk with the Tree Stewards and officials from Albemarle County and the County’s Parks and Recreation Department to the venerable Boundary Oak, also a newly designated Landmark Tree. This is an uphill, 20-minute walk on the Fire Trail to the intersection with the Little Yellow Mountain Trail. You will see many other large and beautiful trees along the way.

CATS volunteers are involved in a number of other Arbor Day events during the last week of April. These include activities with students at Clark Elementary School and a tree planting on the Clark campus with members of the Charlottesville Tree Commission. Also, the City Utilities Department will donate 250 trees to registered city residents.