Arbor Week in Lake Oswego for 2014 will be special, because the city is celebrating its 25th year of Tree City designation.

Several special activities are planned to celebrate this SUBMITTED GRAPHIC - Arbor Week in Lake Oswego will be a colorful affair because of all the kids who will be participating. Above is a poster for an art contest.

On Sunday the Arbor Week Festival will be held at Millennium Plaza Park on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m., with live music, cake and refreshments, kid crafts, a tree planting and care workshop, and many prizes.

The City of Lake Oswego is also sponsoring an Arbor Day art contest for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, and a poster contest for grades six through 12.

The Lake Oswego Public Library will have an Arbor Day-themed puppet show on April 12 at 2 p.m.

Tree City USA certification is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation to recognize cities for demonstrating a strong commitment to managing and caring for trees.

Over the last 25 years Lake Oswego has met the four Tree City USA standards by maintaining a tree board, a tree ordinance, a minimum $2 per capita expenditure for tree planting and maintenance, and an annual celebration and proclamation of Arbor Day.

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