Burien Parks and Recreation  will be celebrating Arbor Day at 10am on Wednesday, April 16 at Shorewood Park, and all B-Townians are invited to attend.
The idea for Arbor Day originally came from Nebraska in 1872, when pioneer J. Sterling Morton first proposed a tree-planting holiday to be called â€œArbor Dayâ€ at a meeting of the State Board of Agriculture. The date was set for April 10, 1872. Prizes were offered to counties and individuals for planting properly the largest number of trees on that day. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.
And now, the tree-planting tradition continues. All Burienites are encouraged to plant a tree on this day, as well as take part in the Burien Parks ceremony. In 2007, Burien was named a Tree City USA  by the National Arbor Day Foundation .
The Shorewood on the Sound Community Group led by park board member Jean Spohn will be on hand to plant a Native Dog Wood Tree at the entrance to the park.Â Jean will also be awarded a certificate of appreciation for all her efforts organizing and leading the community group in Shorewood Park restoration efforts.
Shorewood Park is located at SW 119th Street and 28th Ave. SW in Burien:
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