Arbor Day Celebration in Franklin Includes Tree Climbing

Arbor Day

The Franklin Tree Commission and the City of Franklin Parks Department is hosting a spectacular Arbor Day celebration at Pinkerton Park from 10am-2p Saturday, April 18th. Attendees are in for tons of fun in the trees with opportunities of climbing, tree planting, kids’ activities, food, information and free tree saplings.

Kid-Climbing-Tree-Arbor-DayMaster tree climbing instructor Tim Kovar, from Tree Climbing Planet, will guide individuals into the crown of a tree for a public tree climb with several stations, all certified equipment will be provided during this annual family friendly event. Participants will ascend into the tree using the same rope-and-saddle method that canopy researchers use. “Getting up into a tree – being surrounded by the branches – is just a great way to explore nature,” said Tim Kovar. “Not only is it just plain fun, it connects us with the natural world in a way that not many people are exposed to.”

The tree climb is free and open to the public. Participants must be at least six years old and be wearing closed-toe shoes. For more information please look at the Park Events portion of the website, call the Event Hotline at 550-6947 or email questions at

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