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F.C. to Celebrate Tree City USA Honor, Arbor Day April 21

The City of Falls Church has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 34th year in a row. The City will celebrate the honor at the 120th anniversary of Arbor Day on Saturday with a neighborhood tree planting and a ceremony.

The community is invited to join in the celebration. Volunteers interested in helping with the tree planting should meet at 8:30 a.m. at 501 N. West St. for refreshments and instructions. Teams will be assigned locations to plant a total of 20 trees. To register, contact Ben Thompson, City arborist, at [email protected] or 703-248-5183. The tree planting is co-hosted by the City and the Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society.

The Arbor Day ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. in Frady Park (in the 300 block of East Broad Street), the original site of the 1892 Arbor Day. (The rain location is the Community Center, 223 Little Falls St.) The program will feature a living history performance on the national and local issues of 1912, including the news of the Titanic disaster and its connections to the local area. The event is free and refreshments will be served. The ceremony is co-hosted by the City, VPIS, and the Victorian Society.