The celebration of trees is scheduled from 10 am to 12 noon and is free to the public. Free Kentucky Coffeetree and Lilac trees will be given away at the event. Ann Campbell, Mayor of Ames, will be planting a ceremonial tree at 10:30 am. Tree climbing for children will be the highlight of the morning. Children will put on a harness and helmet and be guided by Iowa Arborist Association members as they climb a tree. Demonstrations and other activities are planned for the morning. There will be a special appearance by Smokey the Bear. Join us for a fun and educational day at the Arboretum.