This Arbor Day, the City of Turlock will partner with Walnut Elementary Education Center students to honor the role of trees in the community – and celebrate Walnut's nationwide first-place finish in a tree-centric contest. “It's kind of a unique partnership this year,” explained Allison Van Guilder, Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Manager. Walnut recently took home the gold in the nationwide Scotties' Trees Rock contest. The contest challenged groups of students to produce a video explaining the importance of trees. Ten national finalists were selected from hundreds of submissions.