Celebrating Arbor Day

SAN BENITO – Keep San Benito Beautiful has a heart for Mother Nature.

They plan to show just how big that heart is tomorrow when they give 20 trees back to the Earth in celebration of Arbor Day.

The event also is being held to encourage San Benito residents to plant a tree in February.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Department and Keep San Benito Beautiful, a relatively new committee dedicated to enhancing the City’s appearance.

KSBB Chairman Lynne Pare said she expects more than 100 volunteers Saturday-double the number from last year.

At the tree planting site, volunteers will plant 18 Oak Trees and two Sabal Palm Trees

Volunteers can still sign up now and on the day of the event.

After planting is over, Pare said every volunteer will receive a small package of melon seeds, a “thank you” from KSBB and the city.

“We invite everyone during the month of February to plant a tree as a means of beautifying our community,” said Parks & Recreation Director Art Garza. “It’s a perfect way to commemorate a loved one, or just to improve the looks of your own yard.”

Through education and awareness KSBB aims to get the word out on the efforts of their organization.

Master gardeners will be there to hand out educational reading material on everything you need to know about trees.

“Our mission is to educate and engage San Benito community members, residents and visitors to take responsibility for improving our community environment,” Pare said.

“A share of our overall plan is to help our community to be responsible for their community and give them even more incentive to assist us and being a part of our programs and events. Tree planting is another great opportunity to bring together our community of San Benito.”


WHAT: Tree Planting

WHEN: Saturday, starting at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Heavin Park near the Walking Trail

WHY: Celebrate Arbor Day

Those planning to attend are asked to meet on the South side of the Amphitheater.