Robbinsdale Celebrates 44th Year as ‘Tree City USA’
Robbinsdale has once again been honored as an official Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation.
For the last 44 years, Robbinsdale has received the national recognition due to the city’s dedication to its urban forest and environmental perks that come with maintaining it.
“Wildlife, habitat, shade, storm water interception and all the things we associate with benefits of trees, so it’s an annual but very important designation that we strive for,” stated Stephan Papiz, City Forester, Robbinsdale.
Papiz is as passionate as they come about protecting Robbinsdale’s public trees from disease and the destructive Emerald Ash Borer.
“We are in great shape for our ash trees,” Papiz said. “I’ve been treating them since 2016 and we have not lost one.”
Papiz encourages residents to take advantage of the city’s surplus of bare root trees available for planting in open spaces in front of homes or on boulevards.
“I usually plant about 140 in a given calendar year,” Papiz explained. “We do ask residents to water regularly, but once the trees are established they can get growing pretty fast and will catch up to those larger trees.”
Robbinsdale To Celebrate Arbor Day At Lee Park
Robbinsdale’s annual Arbor Day Celebration will take place at Lee Park on Saturday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m..
You can check out the city’s website for more information.