The City of Hamilton is a "Tree City USA" town and has an annual Arbor Day event. Last year, trees were planted at the Hamilton Dog Park. This year, April 26, plantings will happen at Claudia Driscoll Park, which has been undergoing lots of changes. A new skate park has been constructed on the northwest corner of the area. On the northeast corner is the Bitterroot Community Band bandshell. A buffer of trees is being planned between the two areas to minimize sound conflicts.

Mayor Dominic Farrenkopf said the April 26 event will coincide with the weekly Storytime of the Bitterroot Public Library. So, the kids are invited to join the adults Friday morning. At 10 a.m. the mayor will read the Arbor Day proclamation and a poem he's written for the day. Some trees will be planted at that time. The kids from the library will arrive about 10:30 a.m. for some tree-type activities. And, at 11 a.m., more trees will be stuck in the ground. Farrenkopf said snacks will be available.