Celebrate Arbor Day at LBA Park

City of Olympia
Date of Release: March 08, 2018

Jesse Barham
Habitat Planner

Celebrate Arbor Day at LBA Park

Olympia Loves Trees!

Trees and forests contribute to the aesthetics, environmental health and identity of Olympia. Come celebrate the City’s 25th year as a Tree City USA at LBA Park. The Celebration includes a guided bird walk, hands-on pruning techniques and invasive plant workshops, a self-guided forest ecology walk, music by the Artesian Rumble Arkestra, an art dedication, and a volunteer work party. Take home a free native tree or shrub for participating in the stewardship event. See olympiawa.gov/arborday for more information.

2018 Arbor Day Events

Olympia's Arbor Day festivities will take place Saturday, March 17, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at LBA Park located at 3333 Morse-Merryman Rd SE.

Meet at the picnic shelter for all events.

Self-guided Forest Ecology Walk: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn about the intricate web of life and renewal taking place in local forests.

The walk will highlight topics such as identifying native plants and forest ecosystem functions. 

Guided Bird Walk: 9 - 10:30 a.m.

Learn about and view the beautiful birds that call LBA Park home.

The walk will be led by knowledgeable members of the Black Hills Audubon.

Invasive Plants of Local Forests Workshop: 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Learn how to identify, manage and prevent the spread of problematic non-native plants in local forests and yards.

You'll learn about the impacts of invasive species and native plants that thrive in similar conditions. Presented by Thurston County Noxious Weed staff.

Proper Pruning Workshop: 11 a.m. - Noon

Learn proper pruning techniques to improve plant health with a skilled professional from State Department of Natural Resources Urban and Community Forestry.

Hands on demonstrations held nearby in the park.

Arbor Day Celebration: Noon - 1 p.m.

Join us for our annual celebration of Arbor Day featuring the Tree City USA presentation, Arbor Day Proclamation and a sculpture dedication at the entrance to the Woods.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Volunteer Stewardship Event: 1 - 3 p.m.

Help improve habitat in the recently acquired open space referred to as “LBA Woods” by planting native trees and shrubs and helping manage invasive vegetation.

Receive a free native tree or shrub for participating. Gloves and tools will be provided, please wear sturdy shoes or boots. Register Now