Carson City will have its annual Arbor Day Celebration on 5:30 p.m. Friday at Steinheimer Park, in the Northridge subdivision.
At the celebration, the Shade Tree Council will recognize Carson Dodge with the George Washington Ferris Award. George Washington Ferris, for whom the award was named, was responsible for planting trees on the Capitol grounds in around 1876.
Carson Dodge was selected to receive the award for its contribution to Carson City Urban Forest. The Council noted that Carson Dodge is the only car dealership in Carson City who has devoted time and space for the trees planted on it's grounds.
Governor Gibbons has issued a proclamation supporting Arbor Day in Nevada. The last Friday in April has been designated as Arbor Day in Nevada by the Nevada Revised Statutes. City Supervisor Pete Livermore will read the City's proclamation supporting Arbor Day.
For the 14th consecutive year, the council will receive a Tree City USA Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Carson City is one of eight certified Tree City USA communities in Nevada.
In addition to the award presentations, a tree planting is scheduled at 6 p.m. This year, the Council will plant a Bur Oak Tree. The tree was donated to the City of Carson by the Fleming Nursery in Woodburn, OR.