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.
Fifth Annual Arbor Day Celebration
The City’s fifth annual Arbor Day event was held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Sara Mendez Park. Approximately 50 volunteers, including members of the Norwalk Lions Club, parishioners from New Harvest Christian Church, Teen Alliance Program (TAP) participants, members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and City residents came out to help Public Services Department staff plant 50 trees in the park. The event also included activities and face painting for children. West Coast Arborists, Inc. also participated during the event, setting up an information booth on the importance of trees. AY Nursery and Starbucks made generous donations to help make the event more enjoyable for everyone. As part of the City’s Arbor Day celebration, ASB students from Morrison Elementary School assisted Public Services staff with planting 14 trees in the parkway along Maidstone Avenue on May 10, 2018. These students also participated in an “I Love Trees Because...” poster contest depicting the benefits of trees. Volunteers at the Arbor Day event at Sara Mendez Park voted for the top three entries. The winners were recognized at the May 15, 2018 City Council Meeting with a certificate of recognition, movie tickets and a tree.