Marion Arbor Day 2013

Spring is here again, and it is time to get outside and enjoy nature! The Sippican Lands Trust and The Trustees of Reservations, in collaboration with the Marion Tree and Parks Committee, the Charles Washburn Trust and the Marion Recreation Department, will be hosting a Marion Arbor Day celebration on April 27. The TTOR has generously donated native Atlantic White Cedar saplings to be re-introduced on our town properties! The event is free and open to the public, with many family-friendly activities planned throughout the day. Come out and join the fun!

The festivities of Marion Arbor Day will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in two separate locations. Activities will begin at 10:00 am at the SLT’s Brainard Marsh property, located off of Delano Road. At this site, there will be a ceremonial tree planting of native Atlantic White Cedar saplings, native wildflower planting, face painting by Handy Mandy, and a story walk entitled “The Busy Tree” by Jennifer Ward for little ones.

The event will continue at Washburn Park at 12:00 pm. Here, there will be a presentation by TTOR about the history of the Atlantic White Cedar and their program for re-introduction of the species in Massachusetts, followed by a second ceremonial tree planting of saplings. A Carabiner’s climbing wall, a “Touch a Truck” play area, music by the Falmouth Fiddlers, a tree-themed coloring table, an opportunity to learn more about the hosting organizations and a Bird Walk by Priscilla Bradley at 1:30 pm will be happening. Food and refreshments will be provided by Cumberland Farms and Rose and Vicki’s.

In honor of Arbor Day, anyone who becomes a new member of the Sippican Lands Trust will receive a free signed copy of the book The Untouchable Tree: An Illustrated Guide to Earthly Wisdom & Arboreal Delights by local artist and author Peter Stone.

On behalf of all the groups hosting Marion Arbor Day 2013, we would like to thank the local businesses and sponsors who have generously supported this community event!

For more information, call 508-748-3080 or email

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