Edison Ford Celebrating National Arbor Day

04/27/2018

Students from Edison Park Elementary plant a tree at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in commemoration of National Arbor Day

Tree-Planting Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.

Did you know that Fort Myers has the distinction of being designated as a “Tree City USA”? Fort Myers is part of a nationwide movement, providing the necessary framework for communities to manage and expand their public trees. More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA! Many of the trees on the Edison Ford site were originally planted because Thomas Edison understood the importance of planting trees in our neighborhoods. He planted many unusual varieties that still stand tall today. 

It’s that time of year to think about planting trees as an organized effort throughout the United States for National Arbor Day, which is celebrated the fourth Friday in April. Arbor Day was started by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska as a way to get more trees planted in the Midwest prairie states. At Edison Ford, trees are planted throughout the year; although, on Arbor Day, we celebrate with students from local schools, garden clubs and other community organizations. This year we will welcome Ms. Rose's class from Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School, who will assist with a tree planting ceremony on the Edison Ford property.