Volunteers Celebrate Arbor Day

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

May 4, 2022

Volunteers with Morro Bay in Bloom and Morro Bay Beautiful, along with City staffers, celebrated Arbor Day in Morro Bay on May 1 by planting four, Monterey Cypress trees in the parking lot at Lila Keiser Park. 

The trees replaced a row of tall oleander hedges that had been growing in the lot that the City removed. 

Morro Bay, which has “Tree City USA” status, has long celebrated Arbor Day annually by planting trees, but haven’t for the past couple of years during the coronavirus pandemic response. Projects include establishing a small grove of Sequoias in the back corner of Del Mar Park, and a row of trees in Lila Keiser Park planted several years ago, and which all appear to be doing very well. The Monterey Cypress is the official City Tree of Morro Bay.

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