Dow Gardens, The City of Midland, and Dow Chemical Team Up to Celebrate Arbor Day with Area Students

Midland, MI - April 4, 2017 - In recognition of Arbor Day staff members from Dow Gardens, The City of Midland, and Dow Chemical will be visiting four Midland-area elementary schools to "talk trees!" The project will take place on April 28, 2017 with a variety of activities throughout the day. Staff members and volunteers will be mentoring children and introducing them to the concept of stewardship and the critical role of trees in our day-to-day lives. Each school will have a large specimen tree planted in their school yard, or nearby park, and students will have the opportunity to plant roughly 1,000 White Pines to take home.

The project began in 2014 as part of Dow Gardens' commitment to environmental sustainability. "Environmental education has long been a cornerstone of our organization," said Dow Gardens Senior Horticulturist Chuck Martin. "We are proud to team up with the City of Midland and volunteers from Dow Chemical for another exciting event."

For more information please contact Kristen Inman, Dow Gardens Marketing Manager, 989.631.2377,

Since being established in 1899, as a home for Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow and their seven children, the 160-acre Dow Gardens has welcomed more than 130,000 guests per year. Visitors are invited to leave the pathway and explore the uniquely-designed landscape, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the historic Pines Home, participate in one of many hands-on educational programs, and discover beautiful art and music in a relaxed setting. The Dow Gardens is comprised of an Estate Garden, Exploration Garden, and the Whiting Forest which, upon completion, will take visitors five-stories high to stroll along the nation’s longest canopy walk.

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