Each year, White Plains Beautification Foundation celebrates Arbor Day by planting a tree at
one of the city’s public schools. Students participate in the ceremonial planting by presenting
a program which may include songs, poems, essays, even dance. Generally, city and school
district officials and dignitaries attend, as well as a New York State forester and arborist. Often,
the students have each received a seedling as a memento of the day, courtesy of WPBF Adviser
Patrick Laidman of The Care of Trees. The community is invited and encouraged to attend.