Cottage Grove

Arbor Day in Cottage Grove still branching out

Nation's first Arbor Day celebration Nebraska City, NE, April 10, 1872, 150 years ago. Photo courtesy Arbor Day Foundation.

This year is turning into a colossal tree year. First off, there are anniversary years for Arbor Day (150 years), and the Arbor Day Foundation which is celebrating five decades of planting trees. More locally the City of Cottage Grove was named the 2022 “Oregon Tree City of the Year” by Oregon Community Trees and Oregon Department of Forestry. And on April 2, at Coiner Park, Cottage Grove residents can choose from a wide variety . . .