The first day of summer also brings the celebration of Youngstown Tree Day.
This year's event officially recognized Youngstown's status as a Tree City USA, and also served as an introduction to the city's new tree population monitoring program.
The display below includes the proclamation by Mayor Williams for June 21st to be Youngstown Tree Day.
Let's take a close-up look at that cake. Nice work!
(note: by edict, cupcakes were limited to one per guest)
Speaking to the crowd in Wick Park was the Chief City Planner.
To signify its designation, the official "Tree City USA" flag was raised - to be flown continually in the skies above the North Side.
Next is an image of the PDAs which will be used to inventory the city's trees this summer, block by block, through the i-Tree program.
The survey sampling will be performed by the City of Youngstown's Forester, along with a team of community volunteers.
The inventory will be used to assess the costs and strategies for urban tree management, and their impact on the environment and property value improvement.
Check out the flag off of Park Avenue as you are exploring Wick Park.