by Heather Lile
The celebration here in the City of Trees gets under way at Capitol Park at 10 a.m. today. Idaho's State Controller Donna Jones will lead the celebration, followed by a presentation by students from Taft Elementary School. Members of the Society of American Foresters will host a tree tour, a Kwanzan cherry tree will be planted, and awards will be given to the winners of the 2011 Arbor Day photo contest.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it might be a good time to pop into the Capitol gift shop and check out the selection of hand-crafted wooden salad bowls, pepper grinders and other unique items, too. The gift shop will be open until 4 p.m. today.