EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon is often known for its trees. Most states set aside one day to celebrate Arbor Day.
In Oregon, it’s an entire week, starting Monday, April 8.
Arbor Week is celebrated every first full week of April, and this year is the 135th anniversary of the original Arbor Day.
The city of Eugene also getting involved. Scott Altenhoff, Lead Arborist with Eugene Parks and Open Space, joined us live on KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about the city’s tree planting events.
There are two tree plantings happening this week. Both are on Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mayor Kitty Piercy will be a Peterson Barn Park, but the city is looking for volunteers for the planting a Willakenzie Park. This is a family friendly event.
Click on the video above to watch the full interview.