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City’s 123rd Arbor Day Celebration Set for Saturday

Falls Church City’s 123rd Arbor Day celebration, which is scheduled for this Saturday, April 18, will kick off with a Neighborhood Tree Planting event that runs from 8:30 a.m. – noon. Also, the City, Victorian Society and Village Preservation and Improvement Society will host an Arbor Day Ceremony that afternoon at Donald South Frady Park, on the corner of East Broad and Fairfax Streets, from 3 – 5 p.m. to celebrate the City being named a Tree City USA community for the 37th year in a row.

There will be refreshments and instructions will be given at the meeting place for the Neighborhood Tree Planting, which has yet to be determined, then groups will fan out across the City to help maintain the city’s tree canopy. RSVP to Seth Hemingway at

The Arbor Day Ceremony is free, open to the public and refreshments will be served. The rain location for the event is Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street. For more information, visit