Posted: Monday, June 12, 2017 – 6:11 PM
Over 200 residents and friends joined Mayor Lili Bosse Monday morning to celebrate Arbor Day at Roxbury Park by planting a Chinese Elms and Pink Flowering Trumpet Trees.
The celebration, originally scheduled April 26, was rescheduled due to high winds to coincide with Mayor Bosse’s signature Walk with the Mayor event, bringing a record crowd to the proceedings.
There couldn’t be a better pairing than the health of the environment and the trees and the health of the community, pointed out Bosse. “Monday is truly the best day of the week because of the community of walkers. . . it is extra special as we celebrate the trees and community bonds that we all value and cherish,” she said.
The City boasts over 25,000 street and park trees and this year marks the 32nd year in a row that the City has been recognized with the Tree City USA designation.
Los Angeles County Deputy Forester David Godoy joined Mayor Lili Bosse and Vice Mayor Julian Gold, who gamely donned a “Walk with the Mayor” orange cap in the spirit of #BHHealthyCity, to award the designation. Factors that make Beverly Hills a candidate for Tree City USA designation include the annual Arbor Day program, the Street Tree Master Plan, a well-managed tree care program and a commitment to responsible environmental efforts.