Celebrate Arbor Day

The city of Powell has partnered with the Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District to provide free saplings for you to plant this Arbor Day. These can be picked up via contactless pick up between 8 a.m. and sunset Arbor Day (Friday, April 30) at Seldom Seen Park, 3232 Seldom Seen Road.

Additionally, the Powell Parks & Recreation Department has created a free Arbor Day Experience Pack to download here. This includes an outdoor project, learning opportunities, crafts, snack ideas and more.

Arbor Day was first observed in 1872 after J. Sterling Morton founded the day in Nebraska to encourage others to set aside a specific day to plant trees and help the environment.

The city of Powell has been designated as a Tree City USA since 1998. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, more than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA. They have achieved Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management – maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.