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Community Outreach and Education

Our Township Arborist, Lance King, plays an essential community role in promoting the health of our Township street and park trees.  As such, he organizes educational events for Arbor Day.



The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 5, 2019 as Arbor Day in Ferguson Township.
It rained continuously as volunteers gathered to celebrate Arbor Day in Ferguson Township with a pollinator garden planting at the Township’s passive park, Songbird Sanctuary. But the rain didn’t deter these volunteers from doing what they could – mostly raking and distributing mulch. The volunteers included youth from the Ferguson Township Elementary Environmental Club, Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors and Tree Commission members, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Central PA Pheasants Forever, and Penn State Master Gardeners. The group had planned to plant trees, shrubs and plants, but Penn State Master Gardeners Pam and Doug Ford determined the ground was too soaked for newly planted roots to survive. Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Miller read an Arbor Day proclamation, one of the four criteria for sustaining the Township’s designation as a Tree City USA. 

The Arbor Day Foundation designated Ferguson Township a Tree City USA for the third consecutive year.

2019 Arbor Day in Ferguson Township Photo Gallery

Community Volunteers Establish Pollinator Plot at Songbird Sanctuary

2018 Arbor Day in Ferguson Township Photo Gallery

2017 Arbor Day in Ferguson Township Photo Gallery

2016 Arbor Day in Ferguson Township Photo Gallery

Ferguson Township hosted its first Arbor Day celebration in 2016.

Seedlings for Schools Presentation Photo Gallery

Educational Resources
How to Properly Mulch Your Trees
Ferguson Township's 2017-2022 Tree Plan
How to Reduce the Effect of Oak Wilt on Your Trees
How Evergreens Enhance the Quality of Life in Ferguson Township

VIDEO: How to Plant a Tree at Home