To: The News Media
From: City of Mansfield
Subject: City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission
The City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission is pleased to announce the second program offered to celebrate Arbor Day 2011 and their participation in the 15th Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration.
On Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:00 a. m., the Shade Tree Commission will visit Malabar Intermediate 4th Grade students and give a brief presentation on the history and importance of Arbor Day, and the importance of trees in an urban setting. The Shade Tree Commission will then distribute tree seedlings to the students, and provide instructions on how to properly plant and care for their tree seedling. Shade Tree Commission members will then assist representatives from each class at Malabar in a “class tree planting,” providing students the opportunity to witness in future years their contribution to their school landscape.
The Shade Tree Commission as part of its annual work plan continues to provide education to our local schools as part of their annual Arbor Day Celebration. This year the education component was postponed until May due to spring break and to not interfere with the students achievement testing.
We invite you to join us on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Malabar Intermediate School. The tree seedlings are thanks to the generosity of any anonymous donor.
The Shade Tree Commission is pleased to provide this hands on educational activity to the students, which demonstrates to our youth volunteerism and the benefits of urban forestry in our community, as they celebrate Arbor Day 2011. For more information, please contact 419.755.9702.