Fun for Everyone at Arbor Day Festival
The Community Idea Stations is a proud media sponsor of Richmond’s third annual Arbor Day Festival. This free event will take place at the Carillon in Byrd Park on April 16, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
There will be fun activities for everyone. Youngsters can meet PBS KIDS’ Clifford the Big Red Dog and Nutzy, the Richmond Flying Squirrels mascot, hunt for “treasure,” climb trees, create art, or make a pinecone bird feeder. Adults can go on the “Wow! Tree Walk,” enjoy jazz by the Sharon Rae North Trio, get advice from tree care professionals, and watch woodcarvers at work. There will be vendors and exhibitors showcasing and selling their nursery plants, landscaping services, pruning tools and more.
In addition, WCVE PBS’ Virginia Home Grown host and gardening expert Richard Nunnally will be on hand to answer gardening questions and solve plant problems.
To conclude the festival, a tree will be planted to honor the memory of World War I veterans at the Carillon, which is Richmond’s memorial to World War I veterans.
The Arbor Day Festival is free to attend and will be held rain or shine. Visit Richmond Tree Stewards to learn more.