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March 10, 1997 | COLL METCALFE
Arbor Day is one of the most overlooked and uncelebrated holidays on the calendar, but that didn't stop scores of Thousand Oaks residents from celebrating it at the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden on Sunday. The garden's Arbor Day Open House featured numerous activities that highlighted the garden's botanical diversity, including seminars on rare fruit trees, a tour of the garden and a dedication ceremony for the newest attraction--a Japanese Tranquillity Garden.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1995 | MAKI BECKER
Two San Fernando Valley schools will celebrate Arbor Day a few days early this year by planting trees and flowers on their campuses Saturday morning. About 40 students from Cleveland High in Reseda will plant rose bushes, trumpet vines and red hibiscus (red is Cleveland's school color) throughout the campus, said Melanie Miller, a teacher and coordinator of the Interact Club, an organization for student volunteer projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1998
Anaheim schools looking to add some green to their campuses for Arbor Day can apply for free trees. ReLeaf Anaheim is offering 15-gallon trees to schools for planting on school grounds or on parkways around school property. Each tree will come with information about Arbor Day and folklore, planting instructions and care and teachers' supplies. Arbor Day will be celebrated April 25.
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February 28, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
The city's annual Arbor Day celebration will be held at Pines Park on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. The event features several speakers who will discuss environmental conservation. Other activities include a tree dedication, a workshop on nature and wildlife and a visit from Smokey the Bear. Participants will get a free seedling and lunch. Awards also will be given for a coloring contest. The deadline for returning entries to City Hall, 34052 Del Obispo Road, is today.
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May 5, 2000 | CHRIS CEBALLOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A sycamore was planted last week in Cottonwood Park, the highlight of the inaugural Arbor Day celebration in Los Alamitos. Along with city officials, members of the Chamber of Commerce and the Parkway Tree Program took part in the event to commemorate Los Alamitos being named a Tree City USA--an honor bestowed on tree-friendly communities. The designation, granted by the National Arbor Day Foundation, was a first for the city and a priority of the Parkway program.
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March 8, 1999 | CAITLIN LIU
Despite overcast skies and occasional chilly breezes, nearly 3,000 people--mostly parents with young children--participated Sunday afternoon in the first Arbor Day celebration at Pierce College, which included the planting of a dozen trees around campus. "We're going to teach people today about trees and about their intrinsic value," said Jacky deHaviland, vice president of the college's Natural Resources Management Club, a co-sponsor of the event.
NEWS
March 30, 1995
HANDING OUT THE GREEN: In celebration of Arbor Day, Carson has a shady deal to offer a few hundred of its residents. The city will give away about 300 Japanese black pine trees, most about 6 feet tall, to anyone willing to give them a good home. The city has raised the trees from seedlings, but voted against paying over $2,000 to repot them. "They've been sitting there for the last couple of years, and we definitely need to do something with them," said Assistant Planner Mark Gross.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1990 | LESLIE HERZOG
The Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa has distributed 1,800 seedling trees to third-graders in 28 public and private schools and special educational programs in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. This is the 22nd year in which the club has delivered trees to celebrate Arbor Day, according to Donal C. Noonan, Arbor Day committee chairman. National Arbor Day falls on April 27, while California Arbor Day was earlier this month.
NEWS
March 3, 1985 | DICK RORABACK, Times Staff Writer
He who fails to grow a tree shall go coffinless to the grave . --Emperor Ch'in Shih Huang Ti of China. Halfway from Sacramento to Tahoe, east of Shingle Springs and north of Grizzly Flats, the town of Placerville stretches full-length across the green hills of El Dorado--a nice place to visit, probably a nicer place to live.
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December 22, 1997 | RUSS LOAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Charlie Everett chronicles life and death in Orange County. But the stories he writes as editor of Tree Talk, the newsletter of the Tree Society of Orange County, are mostly upbeat these days. Tree-plantings are on the rise, while tree removals are often vigorously opposed by society members, who work in concert with local tree-preservation groups and an often outraged public. Everett, 72, lives in a tree-shrouded home in the hills of northeast Fullerton.
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