Bigger crowd will attend Medina’s Arbor Day festivities on April 28

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 April 2023 at 9:15 am

File photo: About 100 third-graders and their teachers attended tree planting ceremony on Frank Street on April 28, 2022 to celebrate Arbor Day. This year second-graders will join third-graders at the celebration.

MEDINA – The village’s annual Arbor Day celebration will be about twice the size in attendance because second-graders will be joining third-graders in the festivities on April 28.

Medina has been joined I recent years by third-graders who help plant trees, share poems and sing the praises of the benefits of trees.

This year’s event will again be on Frank Street. Medina is planning to plant 48 new trees with most on Frank Street, Williams Street and at State Street Park.

Kathy Blackburn, president of the Medina Tree Board, invites the community to come and participate in the ceremony at 10 a.m.

A portion of Frank Street will be blocked off to traffic during the celebration.

For the 16th straight year Medina has been recognized as an official Tree City USA for its commitment to the urban forestry.

People can make donations for new trees through the Medina Releaf Society. Click here for more information.