Tree planting ceremony planned for Arbor Day

The City of Bella Vista will wrap up its month-long celebration of trees on Arbor Day with an official ceremony honoring our uniquely forested city landscape and preservation efforts of those who work to maintain it.

Join us at 12 p.m. Friday, April 26 at the Bluebird Trailhead off Riordan Road for a tree planting ceremony.

Mayor John Flynn will read an Arbor Day proclamation and then members of the Bella Vista Garden Club and Bella Vista Tree Advisory Board will assist in planting a Sugar Maple tree, which has been graciously donated by the Bella Vista Garden Club.

Following the ceremony, grab an official City of Bella Vista Arbor Day 2024 sticker, which can be presented at Java Dude’s coffee shop inside Phat Tire Bike Shop near the trailhead for 20 percent off a purchase.

The winning design from this year’s sticker contest was chosen by the Bella Vista Tree Board. This year’s sticker was designed by Cooper Elementary fourth grader Lindsey Scheele.

The city recognizes the efforts of those volunteers who help maintain the natural beauty of our landscape by protecting native tree species and promoting the importance of an extensive tree canopy in the area. These efforts allow the city to be named annually a Tree City USA.