The City of Gulfport celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, Jan. 18 by planting a tree near the new beach playground.
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Mayor Mike Yakes, Councilors and members of the City Parks Division planted a Florida native live oak tree at Tomlinson Park in honor of Arbor Day.
The annual City of Gulfport Arbor Day Celebration lured people to Tomlinson Park on a beautiful sunny Florida day. While some parts of the country experienced temps in the teens with snowfall in their parks, the City of Gulfport celebrated trees by planting a Florida native live oak near the children's playground. "We're doing something right. This just makes sense," Mayor Mike Yakes said. The City of Gulfport has been a member of Tree City USA for at least 13 years and officials don't have any plans of slowing down. In fact, Gulfport has been awarded the Tree City USA Growth Award for the sixth year in a row. Every year, the parks division plants a new tree. Now, some that were planted 10 to 15 years ago around the city are standing tall …
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Gulfport keeps up the standard of it's Tree City U.S.A. recognition by making Veteran's Park a little more green.
The city of Gulfport held it's annual Arbor day celebration at Veteran's park Friday morning. To commemorate Arbor Day, a live oak tree was planted in Veteran's Park by the city council and wax myrtle and myrtle leaf holly saplings were given out. Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes and Vice Mayor Michele King were in attendance. The mayor started the ceremony and made clear the importance of Arbor Day and conservation as a whole. “This is one of my favorite things of the year. We plant a tree every year. We've planted quite a few here in Veteran's park,” Yakes said. Children from the after-school program at the Gulfport recreation center were attending. The kids had the day off for a teacher work day and were able to come to the ceremony as part of…