Arbor Day 2018

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PROCLAMATION

In 1872, J Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. This holiday, called “Arbor Day”, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska. Arbor Day is now acknowledged throughout the nation and the world.

Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil caused by wind and water. By cutting heating and cooling costs and moderating temperatures, trees can help to conserve energy. The environmental benefits are protection of rivers and streams, cleaner air, oxygen production and additional habitats for wildlife.

Trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products.

Our township’s trees increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and help to beautify our community.

Therefore I, Thomas N. Micozzie, Mayor of the Upper Darby Township, along with Township Council, proclaim April 27, 2018, as

ARBOR DAY

in Upper Darby Township. I encourage all citizens to plant trees to uphold the well-being of present and future generations. Further, I urge the residents of this township to support efforts to care for our trees and woodland and to support our Township’s community forestry program.