Arbor Day Celebration Set For Friday
Lafayette has received the distinction of a Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation for the last 27 years.
This year to celebrate Arbor Day, the Arbor Day Foundation along with Lafayette's Garden Club and Mayor-President Joel Robideaux will have a tree planting ceremony this Friday morning.
The tree will be planted at 10 o'clock on the morning of January 18 at Thomas Park, and the Mayor-President will also make a proclamation at the event.
The proclamation will outline the many reasons for planting trees including to
"improve air quality, provide shade, reduce storm water run-off, decrease noise pollution, provide wildlife habitat, increase property values, attract tourists and businesses, beautify neighborhoods, and create a stronger sense of community."
Now in order to continue the distinction of a Tree City Usa, we follow four requirements of the program including "having a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, an Arbor Day observance and proclamation along with an annual community forestry budget of at $2 per capita."
Thomas Park is located at 300 Geraldine Dr.