Rochester Hills to Hold Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

Celebrating 26 Years as a Tree City USA

Mayor Bryan Barnett encourages residents to join the City of Rochester Hills in celebrating Arbor Day on April 29 with a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony will be held on the grounds of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm at 4:00 p.m.

We’re proud to continually be recognized by the Arbor Foundation as a Tree City, ” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “Through our Free Tree program, we will continue to make a positive impact on our tree canopy.”

Arbor Day in Rochester Hills

Arbor Day in Rochester Hills

As one of over three thousand communities across the country recognized as a Tree City USA, the City of Rochester Hills is proud to celebrate 26 years of dedication to tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship. Tree City USA is sponsored by the National Arbor day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”

Trees can be assets to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood or shopping district, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.A free white spruce seedling will be given to attendees at the event.

The Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road. For additional information regarding this year’s Arbor Day Ceremony, visit or contact the Parks and Forestry Department at (248) 656-4673.

Established in 1984, the City of Rochester Hills is a prosperous community offering residents and businesses superior services. Voted one of the top places to live by several sources including CNNMoney magazine, Rochester Hills is committed to sustaining its position among the nation’s preeminent places to live, work and raise a family. Through the city’s focus on health, education, and technology; the community continues to attract forward-thinking leaders and businesses.

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