The Lehigh County Conservation District, local conservationist Sebastian Harris, and the City of Allentown Shade Tree Commission planted 4 oak trees along Ward Street and 15th Street on April 29th to celebrate Arbor Day!

Oak trees are fairly easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. They support a huge amount of moth and butterfly species, in addition to native songbirds. Oaks have a diverse color of fall leaves, and provide a great amount of shade! Their acorns provide food for over 100 wildlife species. We look forward to watching these trees grow and live up to 200 years or more!

Mayor Matt Teurk and County Commissioner Antonio Pineda joined volunteers in planting oak trees in Allentown.