Town to celebrate Arbor Day

First Posted: 1/15/2009

Named Tree City USA for 26th year

Today at 10 a.m., the Town of Red Springs will be celebrating Arbor Day with a special program taking place at Peterson Elementary School with the planting of a tree.
Jim Schlenker of the North Carolina Forestry Service will be on hand to present the Town with a Tree City USA flag, commemorating the Town’s 26th year, joining a number of towns and cities in North Carolina to receive this distinctive honor.
And to help kick it off the celebration of the arrival of spring, the Honorable George T. Paris, Mayor of Red Springs, has signed a proclamation, proclaiming that Arbor Day is being celebrated in Red Springs on this day.
It reads:
Proclamation for Arbor Day Celebration
Whereas, In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees; and
Whereas, This holiday, call Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska; and
Whereas, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world; and
Whereas, Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife; and
Whereas, Trees are a renewable resources, giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products; and
Whereas, Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community; and
Whereas, Trees are a source of joy and spiritual renewal; and
Whereas, The Town of Red Springs has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation and desires to continue its tree-planting ways;
Now, Therefore, I, George T. Paris, Mayor of Red Springs, do hereby proclaim Wednesday, March 14, 2007, as Arbor Day, In the Town of Red Springs, and I urge all citizens to support efforts to care for our trees and woodlands and to support our Town’s community forestry programs; and
Further, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the hearts and promote the well being of present and future generations.
Date This the 9th day of March 2007.

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