Arbor Day activities in 'Tree City USA'
Martinez residents celebrate Arbor Day on March 13, with a morning of activities at Susana Park. Patty Lorick, above center, Parks and Recreation activity director for the city, hands out bean seeds to a group of small children to be planted at their schools. Sebastian Ruan, 4, of Martinez, right, looks through a paper towel roll to watch birds in a nearby tree. The city of Martinez has been recognized since 2003 as a "Tree City USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to urban forestry and promoting the benefits of trees.
DAN ROSENSTRAUCH/Staff photos