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Arbor Day

Pageant Grounds Dedication & Arbor Day Celebration

April 10, 2013

Fun things to do for all, including kids – the town of Los Gatos will be dedicating the Pagent Grounds and celelbrating Arbor Day on Saturday, April 20th 2013 at 11am. The town’s website states that it “will feature a tree planting, face painting for the kids, and music and fun for the whole family. The event will be held at the Pageant Grounds, behind Town Hall.”


Los Gatos Celebrates Arbor Day 2010 Beginning at Belgatos Park

April 21, 2010

Los Gatos celebrates Arbor Day and its 30th year as a “Tree City USA” on April 30th beginning at 10am at Belgatos Park (330 Belgatos Lane, and the end of Belgatos Road in Los Gatos). Several trees will be planted at the upper meadow of this park, and many more at other spots around town, thirty in all to signify the 30 years of being noted as Tree City USA.

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If you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting Belgatos Park, now’s the time to go. Here’s a sneak peek of the park through my eyes. I hope you enjoy it!

See you there on Arbor Day!


Photos from Arbor Day at Daves Avenue School

April 26, 2008

Los Gatos is “Tree City USA” for 29 years in a row! A celebration at Daves Avenue School yesterday included talks by local officials and by students and, of course, the planting of some new trees. (Photos courtesy of Jim Handy.)

Shovels are ready for work on Arbor Day

Shovels ready for work.

Ready to plant

The site was prepared ahead of time

Tractor brings in the trees

A tractor does the heavy lifting with two young trees to be planted at Daves Avenue School.
Three trees were planted in all.

School crowd at Daves Avenue on Arbor Day

An assembly of students gathered to hear talks by officials and classmates.

Los Gatos Mayor Barbara Spector talks to the students on Arbor Day 2008

Los Gatos Mayor Barbara Spector addressed the crowd.

Planting trees at Daves Avenue School

Adults do the initial lifting

Adults did the first round of planting

Students assist with planting trees on Arbor Day 2008 at Daves Avenue School

And most importantly, the students helped to plant too.

Arbor Day

April 27, 2007

treecityusa - Arbor DayToday is Arbor Day. I realize that this may sound like a real yawner at first, but consider how passionate Los Gatans are about their trees, about the history we have with them here and throughout the Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley) area, and how important an “urban forest” is in our region.  About the only trees you can be sure you can cut down are the non-indigenous eucalyptus trees.

At noon today, Friday April 27th, a tree planting ceremony and award from Tree City USA will occur at the Oak Hill playlot at 118 Oak Park Drive. Need more info? Call

 (408) 399-5776.

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