The City of Galesburg Celebrates Arbor Day 2017

April 24, 2017 03:19 PM
The City of Galesburg and the Galesburg Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, 2017 by planting two trees in the terrace by Costa Academy at 10:00 am. City officials and the Galesburg Tree Commission will be participating in the event, and the public is invited to attend.
In addition, Trees4Galesburg will celebrate Arbor Day by planting two trees, donated by the City of Galesburg, at H.T. Custer Park at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017. A Red Sunset Maple and a Red Oak will be planted in the park, to be enjoyed for generations to come. A nature scavenger hunt, live music, and a craft activity will be coordinated by Galesburg Civic Art Center, Knox College APO, Blick Art Materials, The Taproot Wranglers, and Trees4Galesburg.
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 seventeen 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.
For more information, contact Tony Oligney-Estill, Director of Parks and Recreation, at 309-344-3140. 


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