Saluda approves proclamation for Arbor Day Nov. 26

Published 1:39 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

Tree will be planted at tailgate market

SALUDA – The City of Saluda approved a proclamation in recognition of Arbor Day on Sunday, Nov. 26.

The Saluda Board of Commissioners met Nov. 13 and approved the proclamation.

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Don Clapp, Saluda’s Tree City USA group chairman, said a tree will be planted in the city once again in recognition of Arbor Day. This year he said it will likely be planted at the tailgate market area.

The Arbor Day celebration will begin on Sunday, Nov. 26 in Saluda’s McCreery Park.

Following is the resolution the board of commissioners approved this month:

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, the holiday, called 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, lower our heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife, and

Whereas, trees are a renewable resource 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, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal,

NOW, THEREFORE, I Fred M. Baisden, Mayor of the City of Saluda, do hereby proclaim November 26, 2017 as Arbor Day in the City of Saluda and I urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, and

Further, I urge all citizens to plant and care for trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.