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Posted on: April 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Arbor Day Tree Planting to Take Place at Pinecrest Elementary this Friday, April 24

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing’s annual Arbor Day tree planting with Pinecrest Elementary School students will take place this Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m. in Henry Fine Park.

Henry Fine Park is located on Winchester Drive at Crown Boulevard, adjacent to Pinecrest Elementary School. Members of the media who would like to attend are asked to arrive early and check in at the school office to receive a visitor’s pass.

East Lansing resident and retired forester Mike Vasievich will lead the tree planting, educating the students about the importance of trees in an urban environment. East Lansing Environmental Services Administrator Cathy DeShambo will also be in attendance to assist with the planting.

East Lansing has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 28th year and has also received a $2,000 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Community Forestry Grant, which will be used to plant more than 30 new trees throughout the East Lansing community this spring/summer.

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