Arbor Day, the national tree-planting celebration, is actually on Friday, but a bunch of Post Road Elementary School first-graders are getting a head start on the holiday today with help from the White Plains Beautification Foundation and the city Department of Public Works.
At 1:15 p.m. today, the youngsters will planting a Princess Dogwood tree donated by the foundation, at the newly-landscaped school grounds. The city is promoting Arbor Day to educate kids about the importance of caring for trees.
Also on hand will be a state forester, to present the city with a flag recognizing its tree planting program. White Plains has received “Tree City USA” recognition from the state Department of Environmental Conservation for the past 27 years.