City celebrates Arbor Day

April 13, 2012 09:44 AM
 Arbor Day Foundation
The city of Galesburg Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 27, 2012 by planting two trees at 11:00 a.m. at Bateman Park located at Losey and Clark Streets in Galesburg. Tree Commission members will be present along with Churchill Jr. High students and other city officials. The public is invited to attend. Please join us for this planting.
In addition to the tree planting, the Mayor will present the Tree Commission with an Arbor Day proclamation at the April 16, 2012 City Council meeting.
The city is committed to managing its public tree resources and providing for an awareness and appreciation of trees among the residents of the community. Galesburg has been recognized as a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation for twelve consecutive years.
Arbor Day was first observed in 1872 in Nebraska with the planting of more than one million trees, and is now observed throughout the nation and the world. The last Friday in April is annually selected as Arbor Day in Illinois.
Trees reduce the erosion of our topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife. The city of Galesburg recognizes that trees promote the well being of current and future generations by beautifying our community, increasing property values, and enhancing the economic vitality of the city and encourages tree planting.


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