All City of Boulder administrative facilities, public libraries and Age Well Centers will be closed Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. Some facilities and services will be open.
Boulder Parks and Recreation’s Forestry staff are teaming up with the PLAY Boulder Foundation and Cool Boulder to give away tree seedlings to Boulder community members on Saturday, April 29 at McGuckin Hardware at 2525 Arapahoe Ave.
The event starts at 8 a.m. and is first come, first “treed” with one tree available per party. We plan to give away approximately 350 seedlings, including Ohio and Texas buckeyes, Sucker Punch chokecherry, European Larch, and Chinkapin oak tree seedlings. Community members will not be able to purchase additional tree seedlings during this event.
Community members can voluntarily provide their email at the event to receive tree planting tips, tree care information, and additional follow up information. They can also roundup any in-store purchase at McGuckin Hardware with funds to benefit the PLAY Boulder Foundation.
“Our urban tree canopy is at a tipping point, as we have fewer trees today than we did in 2013,” said Boulder Parks and Recreation Director Ali Rhodes. “Working with our partners, we are excited to be giving away trees so community members can do their part to grow the urban forest.”
Eco-cycle will be on hand to talk about recycling and zero waste solutions. PLAY Boulder, Boulder Parks and Recreation’s philanthropic non-profit partner, will also be on hand so that community members interested in learning more about trees and educating our community about them can find out how to become part of PLAY Boulder’s Tree Tender program.
Boulder’s Forestry staff will have additional events in the next couple months, including a community tree planting event in May and a tree sale in the fall, so community members are encouraged to provide their email at the event to stay in the know.
Thank you to everyone for joining the city during Arbor Day weekend, getting a free tree seedling, and commemorating Boulder’s 40th year as a Tree City USA.