Arbor Day

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.