Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, it’s celebrated in all fifty states, Puerto Rico and some U.S. territories.

Each year the City of La Palma celebrates Arbor Day on the last Tuesday of April. Due to the pandemic, the 2021 in-person event has been cancelled.

El Rancho Verde Park is now open! On May 4, 2021, the La Palma City Council cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished El Rancho Verde Park, off of Moody Street on the Edison right-of-way, officially opening the park to public. The park project began in April 2021 with the removal of old, outdated equipment and surfacing and replaced with new equipment and fully rubberized surfacing. The project was made possible through a significant cost subsidy provided by GameTime.

In addition to officially opening the park, the La Palma City Council also gathered to celebrate Arbor Day with a planting of tree continuing the City's long standing Arbor Day tradition.

Tree City USA

The Tree City USA program is a community improvement initiative of the Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit conservation and education organization, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

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The Tree City USA Growth Award is awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize higher levels of tree care by participating Tree City USA communities. Each year the City of La Palma submits an application updating the foundation on the various tree projects the City has completed during the 

With the community’s support, the City is proud to announce it was again successful in achieving a Tree City USA Growth Award. In addition, La Palma has been recognized as a Tree City USA for the past 20 Years!   

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