March 7 – 14 is California Arbor Week. Urban and community forests play a vital role in our lives. They filter rainwater and store carbon. They feed and shelter birds and other wildlife. They shade and cool our homes and neighborhoods, saving energy. Maybe best of all, they form a living green canopy, contributing to our health and well-being, raising our quality of life.
This March you have a chance to get involved in your own neighborhood forest. California Arbor Week is a time to plant trees, volunteer in your community, and learn about the forest where you live. By planting trees in your own yard, caring for trees in your local parks, or attending a community greening workshop, you can make a difference.
For more information, or to find an event near you, please visit www.arborweek.org