About Us

The Gig Harbor Peninsula Arbor Day Organization was founded in 2001 by student Chris Clifton, presiding mayor Gretchen Wilbert, Holly D'Annunzio and Carol Alex, all of Gig Harbor, Washington. The Arbor Day Celebration was born out of the desire to raise awareness about the importance of trees and to promote the planting and preservation of native trees in our community. This would be accomplished by holding an annual Arbor Day event and sponsoring student contests. Tree seedlings are also offered to the schools and to all those who attend the Arbor Day event.

These activities have grown over the years and now every school in the district is involved in Gig Harbor's annual Arbor Day Celebration, through the student contests, tree orders or participation in the actual event.




Meet Our Board Members

Holly D'Annunzio

Holly D'Annunzio, Managing Member of D'Annunzio Consulting Group LLC, was the founder of The Gig Harbor Peninsula Arbor Day Organization. This non-profit organization was created to encourage the planting and preserving of native trees in our community.




Carol Alex

Carol Alex, a para-educator for the Peninsula School District, joined Holly and a student in planning that first Arbor Day Celebration in 2001.




Other board members currently include Judy Kent, Donna Forbes and Pam Martin. The organization always welcomes new volunteers!


Thank You To Our Sponsors





D'Annunzio Consulting Group, LLC
The Wallace Kent Foundation

A special thank you to the teachers and students of schools in the Gig Harbor area, board members, and all who support Gig Harbor Arbor Day with their time.


How To Get Involved

If you are a non-profit organization or vendor who would like to be a part of the informational aspect of the afternoon, please email Carol Alex.


Gig Harbor Peninsula Arbor Day Organization is a recognized 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service. Our tax ID# is: 91-2172028. All cash donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible.