Community Arbor Day Festival

Thank you to everyone who joined us for
Arbor Day Festival 2017!

See our Flickr page for photos from the festival.

Saturday, March 11, 10am – 2pm
Mitchell Park Multi-Use Bowl
600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

See you next year!


2017 Workshop Schedule

10:30am – All About Fruit Trees

with Kevin Raftery, arborist and horticultural expert
Explore fruit tree selection, pruning, and more so that you can reap the benefits of a well cared-for fruit tree.

11:30am – Tree Risk Assessment for Homeowners

with Dr. Igor Lacan, UC Extension Urban Forestry Advisor
Ever wondered if a tree is “safe”? We’ll look at “the body language of trees” to understand defects and hazards associated with trees in landscapes.

12:30pm – Planning a Greener Future for Palo Alto

with Walter Passmore, Urban Forester for City of Palo Alto
Learn more about Palo Alto’s progress infusing trees into the City’s long-term vision, and explore the measurable benefits of trees in the urban landscape. 


2017 Music Schedule

10:15am – Fifth Edition Jazz Collective from MVHS

11:00am – Andy Z

12:15pm – Fifth Edition Jazz Collective from MVHS

1:00pm – School of Rock House Band


2017 Full Festival Lineup

Tree climbing for kids with the Tree Circus, and for adults with the City of Palo Alto

Bucket truck rides with the City of Palo Alto

Live music by Andy Z, Fifth Edition Jazz Collective from MVHS, and School of Rock house band

Fine arts and crafts from Michael Meyer Woodworking, Elvio Design, Four Feathers, and more  

Young Artist Exhibit featuring tree-inspired art pieces from local students (submit here!)

Workshop series featuring local tree experts (RSVP here)

Tree & nature exploration for kids & adults alike:

Exploration station with Canopy and friends
Make your own paper garden pot with Living Classroom
Plant a seedling with Common Ground Garden
Learn about the Monarch Migration Revival Project with Garden Club of California
Buckeye yoyo making with Primitive Ways
Sense-sational Tree Walk & scavenger hunt with arborist Courtney Schumm

Tree foods tasting with Slow Food

Delicious eats by Grilled Cheese BanditsOaxacan Kitchen Mobile, Soda Craft, and T,epiphany.

Activities and info from non-profit and City of Palo Alto partners

City of Palo Alto Clean Bay
City of Palo Alto Urban Forestry
City of Palo Alto Utilities
City of Palo Alto Zero Waste
Project ENYbody
Transition Palo Alto
UC Master Composters
UC Master Gardeners
Village Harvest

Character appearances from Smokey the Bear and other favorites

Raffle prizes from local business and artisans

Download the Festival Flier


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Arbor Day Festival sponors

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