On January 20, 2023, the Palm Beach Gardens Woman's Club and the City celebrated Arbor Day 2023. On that beautiful Friday morning, President Ronnye Sands of the Woman's Club opened the ceremony by welcoming Mayor, Chelsea Reed, Council Member Marcie Tinsley, City Manager, Ron Ferris, and City staff to the 24th Arbor Day at the PBG Woman's Club Honor Park at Lake Catherine Park.
Mayor Reed read the Arbor Day Proclamation proclaiming January 20, 2023, Arbor Day and presented the Proclamation document to the PBG Woman's Club. This year the PBG Woman's Club donated the Desert Cassia Tree to the City. City Forester, Mark Hendrickson, provided a few tree facts about the Desert Cassia Tree. Monette Preston, Operations Manager for Recreation attended with Parks Staff who care for the trees all year. For the tree planting ceremony, all the gold shovels were lifted with soil to establish the Desert Cassia Tree as the 2023 Arbor Day tree.