Oklahoma City celebrates Arbor Week; new features at Will Rogers Gardens arboretum almost complete
Oklahoma City is taking part in nationwide Arbor Week celebrations next week. The city is a Tree City USA community, a designation by the Arbor Day Foundation that helps it benefit from funding and planning help.
Oklahoma City is recognizing the nationwide Arbor Week next week, and a good way to celebrate would be to check out the almost-
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Will Rogers Gardens
Will Rogers Gardens, located on NW 36 east of Portland Avenue, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of March and until 8 p.m. from April through September.
Arbor Week, promoted by the Arbor Day Foundation, is a celebration of trees around the country. Oklahoma City is a Tree City USA community, a designation by the foundation that helps members get guidance and funding on the use of trees around the area.
The designation and connections it forges helped secure money to the city to recover from the punishing ice storm several years ago, city parks spokeswoman Jennifer McClintock said.
The city also is close to finishing an improvements project to the Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum at the Will Rogers Gardens.
“It gives you a sense of the diverse beauty that we have in Oklahoma,” McClintock said. “Trees are an important part of our park lands.”
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