Celebrating trees during April at Metro Parks and Recreation

April 4, 2017

Metro Parks and Recreation will be celebrating Arbor Day during the entire month of April. We know you love trees as much as we do! 

Our city's tree canopy includes approximately 270 species of trees found in the nearly 7,000 acres at Jefferson Memorial Forest and throughout 6,600 acres in 120 parks and six Olmsted-designed parkways. 

We'll be sharing interesting facts about trees throughout the month at our blog, Common Ground, where we've asked staff from our Forestry division to share their thoughts on trees and even asked them for their favorites. That's where you come in! During the month of April, we're also asking the public to share pictures of their favorite trees at our Instagram page (@loumetroparks). Those who do so can drop by our administrative offices afterwards at Joe Creason Park and pick up a free Tree Identification Poster, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5.

We'll make the posters available until 5 p.m. Friday, April 28 - but you must participate (and share your picture/handle with us when you pick up). Also, only one poster per participant, please. 

For more information, visit Common Ground here, and be sure to share your pics on Instagram