The City of Palm Desert is partnering with local Girl Scouts to plant trees at Palma Village Park in celebration of Arbor Day on Saturday, April 12.
The public is invited to participate in the tree planting, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. City officials and staff will join Girl Scouts from Troop 1176 for the planting and a brief presentation in honor of Arbor Day.
Participants will be planting Tipuana tipu and Acacia pendula trees.
Also known as the Tipu Tree or Pride of Bolivia, the Tipuana tipu is a shade tree that is native to South America. These trees, which can reach more than 60 feet in height, have bright yellow flowers that bloom in the summer.
The Acacia pendula, also known as the Weeping Myall, grows up to 30 feet tall. It is native to Australia and bears many pale yellow ball flowers that typically bloom in the spring and summer. Both trees are drought tolerant in recognition of our desert environment.
Palma Village Park is located just north of the intersection of De Anza Way and San Carlos Avenue. For more information about Arbor Day and how you can participate in this growing Palm Desert tradition, please call 760-346-0611, ext. 473.