Plant a tree! Today is Arbor Day in T.R.
- Friday, 19 November 2010
- Written by James Richardson
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. -- Mayor Wayne McCall has proclaimed December 3 as Arbor Day, a day set aside for the planting of trees, in the City of Travelers Rest.
First observed in Nebraska in 1872 with the planting of over 1 million trees, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world.
According to city officials, the proclamation of Arbor Day is the final step in getting Travelers Rest designated as a “Tree City”, a program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation.
The Travelers Rest Arbor Day Proclamation states that “trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas and beautify our community.”
With more than 3,400 communities currently registered as “Tree Cities”, the program “provides direction, technical assistance, public attention and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs.”
To learn more about Arbor Day, including how you can participate, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website HERE.
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