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    City of Goleta Recognizes California Arbor Week with Proclamation and Tree Planting

    It’s officially Arbor Week in the City of Goleta.  Last night, the Goleta City Council officially proclaimed March 7 – 14, 2023, as City of Goleta Arbor Week. To recognize the special week, two trees were also planted at Stow Grove Park. Mayor Paula Perotte, Parks and Open Space Manager George Thomson, Public Tree Advisory Commission Chair Jessie Altstatt, Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Deborah Williams and Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Jorge Flores had the honor of planting the trees together.

    Mayor Paula Perotte said, “Trees are not only good for the environment but also beautify our community and bring joy and spiritual renewal. All residents are urged to celebrate City of Goleta Arbor Week by planting and maintaining trees to promote the well-being of Goleta for years to come.”

    Goleta is home to the world’s largest California sycamore and North America’s largest Australian willow. The Goleta Public Works team manages over 14,000 publicly owned trees along our streets and parks.

    View the proclamation here: https://tinyurl.com/4sn2c3s2.

    Goleta Parks and Open Space Manager George Thomson, Public Tree Advisory Commission Chair Jessie Altstatt, Mayor Paula Perotte, Parks and Recreation Commission Chair Deborah Williams and Public Works Maintenance Supervisor Jorge Flores planting trees at Stow Grove Park (City of Goleta photo)
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