Oil City will observe Arbor Day on Friday, April 25.
A ceremony in Creekside Park along Oil Creek will begin at 10:00 AM. It will include a proclamation by Mayor Barb Crudo, a short history on Arbor Day and a program on telling the age of a tree by its rings.
Oil City will receive its 17th Tree City USA flag and the Department of Conservation and National Resources’ Growth Award.
Then, just before a clean-up effort is undertaken in Creekside Park, members of the Oil City Shade Tree Commission will plant trees in the park.
Arbor Day is a national observance which began in 1872 to promote awareness of the importance of trees and woodlands.