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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Rockville to Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Planting

The City is Celebrating its 29th Year as a ‘Tree City USA’

Rockville, Maryland, April 10 – Rockville will mark Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Rockmead Park, next to Fallsmead Elementary School, at 1800 Greenplace Terrace.

The ceremony, part of the city’s celebration of Earth Month in April, will include a presentation by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service of an award from the Arbor Day Foundation recognizing Rockville as a “Tree City USA.”

The Mayor and Council on March 19 issued a proclamation declaring April 25 as Arbor Day in Rockville. Find video of the proclamation presentation at Select the television icon next to the March 19 meeting listing.

It is the 29th consecutive year Rockville has received the “Tree City USA” designation. To be named a Tree City USA, a city must have:
  • A tree board—a function served by Rockville’s Recreation and Parks Board.
  • A community tree ordinance. The city’s Forest and Tree Preservation Ordinance has been in place since 1992.
  • A community forest program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita. Rockville’s budget provides about $20 per capita for tree maintenance and planting.
  • An Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
For more information on trees in Rockville, visit Find an urban tree canopy map of the city in the map gallery at

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Marylou Berg
Director of Communication

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