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By Dean Rodia | April 29, 2008
 City of Costa Mesa celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday and earning its 10th year as a Tree City USA.  The tree planting took place at TeWinkle Park around the Volcom Skatepark and the Lower TeWinkle Lake.  A second location was on the median strip of Mesa Verde Drive.  There were 42 trees planted at TeWinkle Park and 124 trees planted along Mesa Verde Drive.  The Costa Mesa Institute of Religion of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Mormon Missionaries provided the people to plant Mesa Verde Drive.
NEWS
March 10, 2001
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- What began as a ceremonial shovel of dirt turned into a little gardening session Friday at Newport Elementary School. It wasn't just for show when students and school officials were brought forward to help plant a 10-foot queen palm tree at the school in celebration of Arbor Day. Each threw about a dozen shovels' worth of dirt into the hole at the base of the new tree. The new flora, brought to the school by the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club and donated by West Coast Arborists of Newport Beach, now graces the kindergarten playground.
NEWS
March 12, 2005
JIM DE BOOM Continuing a 35-year tradition, members of the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa will distribute more than 2,400 guercus agrifolia -- or coastal live oak -- seedlings to third graders attending public and private schools in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach this coming week to celebrate Arbor Day. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in 1872, as an effort to create windbreaks and reduce soil erosion, while...
LOCAL
By Jim de Boom | March 9, 2010
Arbor Day was celebrated Sunday in honor of Luther Burbank’s birthday. The Newport-Balboa Rotary commenced its Arbor Day activities Friday at Lincoln Elementary School with the dedication of Savannah’s Organic Garden in the courtyard planter. Afterward, in front of the school, the Rotary Club dedicated Savannah’s Tree with a plaque provided by the Lincoln PTA for a flowering crepe myrtle. Savannah Sachen was a 5-year-old with a passion to become an organic farmer.
NEWS
By Amanda Pennington | April 29, 2007
FAIRVIEW PARK — Students from Liberty Christian High School in Huntington Beach sought the solace of a shady tree as gray skies cleared and the sun shined on them and about 400 people who helped beautify Fairview Park on Saturday in honor of Arbor Day. Soon enough, the trees that the high school volunteers and others found shade under won't be the only ones at Fairview Park. Thanks to all the volunteers, 55 new trees were planted at the park, along with about 200 shrubs.
NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 7, 2013
Sonora Elementary School third-grader Kyler Schumacher showed off a 3-inch seedling he'd just received in a small plastic pot. He wasn't sure how long it would take, but he already decided he was going to help it grow until it was 50 feet tall. He and his classmates, who were lined up on the blacktop Thursday morning, each got a prize for listening intently to a 20-minute Arbor Day ceremony: a tiny carrotwood tree seedling. The Newport-Balboa Rotary Club gave the plants to every Sonora third-grade student in preparation for the annual day of tree planting.
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 12, 2009
College Park Elementary School third-graders will have a new shade tree to read and daydream under in a few years after their new Willow pittosporum tree takes root in one corner of the school yard. The Newport-Balboa Rotary Club sponsored the donation of the tree, provided by West Coast Arborists, on Thursday in observation of Arbor Day. The club picks a different elementary school each year to honor with a donated tree. “The tree will be a great place for kids to go out and read and sit under,” said College Park Principal John Sanders.
NEWS
March 10, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A 25-foot Norfolk pine stood watch as a new kid moved into the neighborhood. Members of the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club planted a seven-foot Australian willow on Tuesday at Kaiser Elementary school in Costa Mesa to celebrate Arbor Day. The older pine tree, planted by Rotary members some 20 years ago, sits just on the other side of a bank of classrooms. "We enjoy seeing the trees we've planted grow because they make things a little more green," club President Ed Rennie said.
NEWS
May 25, 2000
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH -- They are the next generation set to stand guard over the trees of Newport Beach. Nearly 100 third-grade students from Andersen Elementary School helped to plant trees in Buffalo Hills Park on Wednesday in celebration of Arbor Day. "We saved the tree's life -- we put soil in it," said 9-year-old George Kim. Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance originated in 1872 by...
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | March 7, 2013
Sonora Elementary School third-grader Kyler Schumacher showed off a 3-inch seedling he'd just received in a small plastic pot. He wasn't sure how long it would take, but he already decided he was going to help it grow until it was 50 feet tall. He and his classmates, who were lined up on the blacktop Thursday morning, each got a prize for listening intently to a 20-minute Arbor Day ceremony: a tiny carrotwood tree seedling. The Newport-Balboa Rotary Club gave the plants to every Sonora third-grade student in preparation for the annual day of tree planting.
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LOCAL
By Jim de Boom | March 9, 2010
Arbor Day was celebrated Sunday in honor of Luther Burbank’s birthday. The Newport-Balboa Rotary commenced its Arbor Day activities Friday at Lincoln Elementary School with the dedication of Savannah’s Organic Garden in the courtyard planter. Afterward, in front of the school, the Rotary Club dedicated Savannah’s Tree with a plaque provided by the Lincoln PTA for a flowering crepe myrtle. Savannah Sachen was a 5-year-old with a passion to become an organic farmer.
FEATURES
April 20, 2009
A group of Costa Mesans will get together Saturday to plant trees in Canyon Park to celebrate Arbor Day and the city?s 11th year being given the Tree City USA designation. The city is putting on the 8 a.m.-to-noon event. Organizers plan to plant 55 trees in three locations throughout the park to shade and beautify picnic areas. ?Some of our natural trees are diminishing? ? due to diseases, drought and past over-watering ? ?and we wanted to bring some color to the entrance of the park,?
NEWS
By Brianna Bailey | March 12, 2009
College Park Elementary School third-graders will have a new shade tree to read and daydream under in a few years after their new Willow pittosporum tree takes root in one corner of the school yard. The Newport-Balboa Rotary Club sponsored the donation of the tree, provided by West Coast Arborists, on Thursday in observation of Arbor Day. The club picks a different elementary school each year to honor with a donated tree. “The tree will be a great place for kids to go out and read and sit under,” said College Park Principal John Sanders.
LOCAL
By Dean Rodia/Community Correspondent | April 30, 2008
 The city of Costa Mesa celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, earning its 10th year as a Tree City USA.   The tree planting took place at TeWinkle Park around the Volcom Skatepark and the Lower TeWinkle Lake.   A second location was on the median strip of Mesa Verde Drive.  There were 42 trees planted at TeWinkle Park and 124 trees planted along Mesa Verde Drive.  The Costa Mesa Institute of Religion of the Church of Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Mormon Missionaries provided the people to plant Mesa Verde Drive.
FEATURES
March 16, 2008
In 1982, Stacy DeBoom, a third-grade student at Kaiser Elementary School, received an evergreen tree seedling from the Newport-Balboa Rotary Club. All third-graders in the Newport-Mesa School District were given a seedling in honor of Arbor Day, a 40-year tradition started by late County Supervisor Tom Riley, who was Rotary Club president at the time. In addition to the seedlings, the club also dedicates a large specimen tree every year to be planted on the campus of an elementary school in the Newport-Mesa School District.
NEWS
By Amanda Pennington | April 29, 2007
FAIRVIEW PARK — Students from Liberty Christian High School in Huntington Beach sought the solace of a shady tree as gray skies cleared and the sun shined on them and about 400 people who helped beautify Fairview Park on Saturday in honor of Arbor Day. Soon enough, the trees that the high school volunteers and others found shade under won't be the only ones at Fairview Park. Thanks to all the volunteers, 55 new trees were planted at the park, along with about 200 shrubs.
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