The Friends of the Urban Forest Board and the Front Street Station will be hosting a celebration of Arbor Day 2023, Friday, April 28th at the Front Street Station from 4-6 pm.

The event will begin with a Flag Ceremony at 4 pm, followed by the official proclamation for Arbor Day 2023 by Butte Silver-Bow Chief Executive JP Gallagher.

The 2-hour program will be packed with information and presentations. Starting with Kellie Kahtani, MSU Extension agent, discussing 4-H youth development programs. Kellie will have several presentations ranging from gardening to entomology, to forestry.

Stef Johnson from the Butte Silver-Bow Library will talk about the seed library and master gardening.

John Wallace from NCAT (National Center for Appropriate Technology) will present on the Small-Scale Intensive Farm Training program (SIFT) and building local food systems to strengthen communities.

Jennifer McCloskey will present on behalf of Butte’s Beekeepers all the information and equipment needed for the local bee club.

Butte’s master gardener, Norm McNeal will discuss trees and their care.

Melissa Wanamaker with the Clark Fork Watershed Education Program will talk about all of the upcoming special activities that they have planned as well.

The Friends of the Urban Forest was established in 1989 as a local urban forestry program.

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The Butte Arbor Day celebration is in conjunction with the National Arbor Day observance. You can see a full list of Arbor Day Celebrations around Montana HERE. Since 1972 the Arbor Day Foundation has planted trees to take on some monumental environmental challenges, something we know a little bit about in Butte Montana. You can learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation on their website HERE.

Celebrate Arbor Day Friday, April 28th, at the Front Street Station from 4-6 pm.

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