Arbor Day 2022
School Five celebrated Arbor Day on June 10, 2022. A Linden tree as well as a Dogwood tree were planted in front of the school on Bower Street, and a Tree City USA flag was raised. The children read a poem called “The Gift of the Tree”, and sang “The Trees are Growing Tall”. Click here to see the 2022 Arbor Day Gallery.
Arbor Day 2021
School Two celebrated Arbor Day on April 30, 2021 with a ceremony which also honored long time crossing guards Mike and Maggie Smith. One Linden tree was planted on West 18th Street in the spring of 2020, but the ceremony was postponed due to the global pandemic. Click here to see the 2021 Arbor Day Gallery.
Arbor Day 2019
The City of Linden and Linden Shade Tree Commission would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in our annual “Arbor Day” celebration held on May 1, 2019 at School #8 in Linden. Arbor Day (or Arbour; from the Latin arbor, meaning tree) is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees.
In addition to Arbor Day it is also International Landscape Architecture Month, and the Anniversary of the birth of the Father of Landscape Architecture, Fredrick Law Olmsted. Olmsted designed such famous parks as Central Park and Prospect Park in NYC and the Essex County Park System (1st ever in the United States). His successor firm designed the Union County Park System, including Wheeler Park in Linden! Click here to view the Arbor Day 2019 Celebration Photo Gallery.
Arbor Day 2018
On April 27, 2018 five Linden trees were planted at School No. 1. Mrs. Padovano’s second grade class mulched and watered the new trees, shared information about trees and Arbor Day, and sang “Trees Trees Trees.” Click here to view the Arbor Day 2018 Celebration Photo Gallery.