Centennial Tree Project
In collaboration with the Arizona Community Tree Council, the Centennial Tree Project engages cities, counties, schools, churches, organizations and citizens to plant trees as part of the Centennial. By planting a tree that will last into the next Century, the project provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to embrace Arizona’s 100th birthday and recognizes the vital role trees have played in the history of the state.
The Arizona Centennial Commission will conduct several of its own tree-planting campaigns throughout the state to encourage involvement in this endeavor.
We launched our Centennial Tree Project on National Arbor Day, April 30, 2010 at the Pioneer & Military Memorial Park in Phoenix in collaboration with the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association and the City of Phoenix. We planted five initial Cathedral Live Oak trees, and 35 additional trees will be planted in this historic cemetery over the next year.
Then on April 28, 2011 the First Arizona Centennial Witness Tree was dedicated in Scottsdale. A witness tress is 99 or more years old and ‘saw’ the day Arizona was admitted as the 48th state of the union. For this project, we are hoping to nominate hundreds of trees from all over Arizona!
The Arizona Centennial Tree Project consists of three projects:
- Witness Tree
- Canopy for the next Century
- Great Tree Resources
Click here to visit the Arizona Community Tree Council