CARLSBAD: City retains Tree City USA title for 18th year


The city sign at Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive is shown in this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo. (NCC file photo by Scott Allison)

News Release

The city of Carlsbad has been designated as a Tree City USA for the 18th consecutive year by the national Arbor Day Foundation, reflecting the city’s ongoing commitment to protecting and preserving trees as vital to the community’s well-being, it was announced April 25.

To receive the designation, cities must have a department dedicated to trees or urban forestry, an ordinance to protect and care for trees, an annual forestry budget of least $2 per capita, and host an annual Arbor Day celebration.

City Notes logo.Carlsbad has met those criteria for nearly two decades. The city’s Community Forest Management Plan, which was updated in 2019, outlines policies for planting, maintaining and replacing trees in public spaces throughout the city.

The city will hold this year’s Arbor Day celebration on, Saturday, April 30, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane. The event will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Volunteers should check in at the Carriage House

There will be a tree planting demonstration and then volunteers will plant about 20 trees at the Ranch

Tools will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers should wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes.

Informational booths will be set up at the event as well

Those who would like to volunteer can RSVP to [email protected].

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