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In observance of Arbor Day the Tree Board would like to invite the public is invited to attend a tree planting ceremony in the parking lot north of the Oswego Community Building on April 29th at 1:00 pm. The Neosho Heights Kindergarten Class have also been invited to attend.
This photo is from the Arbor Day Celebration, 2016.
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, this 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, cut 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 are a source of joy and spiritual renewal, and
WHEREAS, Oswego has been recognized as a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation and desires to continue its tree-planting ways,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, F. W. Cunningham, Jr., Mayor of the City of Oswego, do hereby proclaim April 29, 2016 as
In the City of Oswego, and I urge all citizens to support efforts to care for our trees and woodlands and to support our city’s community forestry program, and
FURTHER, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the hearts and promote the well-being of present and future generations.
Dated this 11th day of April, 2016.
F.W. Cunningham, Jr., Mayor