Lynchburg Parks and Rec celebrates Arbor Day with commemorative tree planting

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Time to “plant it forward” this Arbor Day with a commemorative tree planting in Lynchburg’s Riverside Park Friday afternoon.

Lynchburg Parks and Recreation is inviting the entire community to join the free celebration at the stone overlook in Riverside Par from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 30.

“This Arbor Day Celebration is commemorating the life of the U.S. Constitution Tree that was planted in 1937 and removed in March of this year,” Lynchburg Parks and Recreation said in a statement earlier this week. “We will be replanting a new tree in honor of the US Constitution Tree.”

In order to make it an official Arbor Day celebration, the mayor and members of the Lynchburg City Council are set to be there, as well as organizations from around the area — such as Amazement Square and Central Virginia Master Naturalists — providing crafts and activities for toddlers to adults. 

“Make sure to get your slice of the US Constitution Tree, while supplies last, as well as saplings to plant in your own yard,” Lynchburg Parks and Recreation encouraged.

Registration is not required for this event, but keep in mind that supplies are limited with regard to these free trees.

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