LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — 66 trees went up in Lafayette to celebrate Arbor Day Saturday morning.
Mayor Tony Roswarski attended Tree Lafayette’s 26th annual Arbor Day celebration to announce Apr. 27, 2019 as Lafayette’s official Arbor Day.
Nearly 200 volunteers registered to help plant trees at the Crosser Softball Complex on Breckenridge Street.
The softball field is currently under construction but the trees were planted to help beautify the area before it goes in.
Tree Lafayette Board Member Matt Green said this is an essential event for the community.
“Trees perform an essential function in both our natural and public lives, providing shade, stormwater, oxygen creation, everything else,” said Green. “They allow kids and families to get out and enjoy the outside.”
Green said the community has planted more than 3,000 trees throughout the 26 years of this event.
You can help plant trees by clicking here or text TreeLaf to 41444.