Friday, October 30, 2020

Mayor Laura Hill’s Proclamation for Arbor Day, 2015

Mayor Laura Hill urged residents, at the November 3, 2015 City Council meeting, to celebrate Arbor Day in November and to support efforts to plant trees, and to recognize all the ways trees enrich our lives and stabilize our environment in the proclamation below.

 

Whereas, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting and nurturing of trees, and in 2015, we are celebrating the 143rd anniversary of Arbor Day which is now observed throughout the nation and the world; and,

Whereas, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed in Nebraska with the planting of more than a million trees, which can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide a habitat for wildlife; and,

Whereas, trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes and fuel for our fires.  They also beautify our community and are a source of spiritual renewal; now,

Therefore, I, Mayor Laura Hill, on behalf of the entire City Council, urge all residents to celebrate Arbor Day in November and to support efforts to plant trees, and to recognize all the ways trees enrich our lives and stabilize our environment.