Commissioners Proclamation for Arbor Day, April 28, 2023

Proclamation of the Montgomery County

Board of Commissioners

Arbor Day

April 28, 2023

 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 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 wood products, and

 Whereas, trees in our County increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our County,

 Now, therefore, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners do hereby proclaim April 28, 2023 as Arbor Day in Montgomery County.

 Proclaimed this 24th day of April in the year 2023.

 Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

 John E. Frey, President

 James D. Fulwider, Vice President

 Dan Guard, Member

 Attested by Mindy Byers, County Auditor