5th Annual Green Tacoma Day


Metro Parks is hosting a Green Tacoma Day on October 20th. This is a city-wide effort to help clean up green spaces, enjoy Arbor Day through awareness and education.

For the first time ever, Green Tacoma Day will wrap Tacoma’s Arbor Day celebration and Metro Parks’ Fall Tree Festival with the celebration of Tacoma’s open and natural green spaces.

Activities at Point Defiance Include:

* Kid’s tree climbing
* Art activities including Poet-tree (featured at last year’s Arbor Day event downtown)
* Tree tai chi
* Coupons for discounts on trees at local nurseries and TAGRO coupons
* Ask an Arborist booth
* Commemorative planting of cherry trees
* Presentation of Tacoma’s 19th Tree City USA award and Tacoma Power’s 9th Tree Line USA award by the Commissioner of Public Lands to Mayor Strickland

Fall Tree Festival
This year the Tree Festival will be held at Point Defiance in conjunction with Green Tacoma Day! Kids can climb a tree, create leaf art projects, go on a scavenger hunt and participate in other activities. Staff arborists will be on hand to answer tree care questions.


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