Tree Dedicated to Longtime Kansas City Environmental Leader
Kansas City’s Parks & Recreation Department invites you to celebrate Arbor Day and the passage of Kansas City’s first tree preservation ordinance with a tree planting event. A Bur Oak tree will be planted to honor Patricia A. Noll served as the City Planner for 35 years. Passionate about protecting the City’s natural environment, Noll and a dedicated team of environmentally minded residents worked on the tree preservation ordinance which passed on March 2, 2023. Noll retired from the City in December of 2020.
WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Jacob L. Loose Park, 5200 Wornall Rd, Kansas City. The event will take place south of the circle drive parking lot at the north end of the lake. You can find the exact location on this map.
- Brad Clay, Deputy Director KCMO Parks & Recreation
- Mark L. McHenry, Former Director KCMO Parks & Recreation
- Mayor Quinton Lucas
About Tree City USA
Kansas City is a Tree City USA Community. The City received its designation from the organization in 1988 and holds it nearly 40 years later. To be a Tree City USA Community, a city must meet four standards: have a tree board or department, have a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
About Arbor Day
The Arbor Day Foundation is the world’s oldest and largest tree-planting organization. The foundation began in 1872 with a mission “to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees”. The Arbor Day holiday was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska City, Nebraska.