Notes from Town Square: Arbor Day and Tree City USA

Arbor Day; a day in which individuals, families, groups and communities are encouraged to plant trees, trees and more trees. Come join us in celebrating Arbor Day in Green River May 9 at Centennial Park, located at 160 West Flaming Gorge Way.

The first Arbor Day took place in Nebraska April 10, 1872, orchestrated by Julius S. Morton; it is said that over a million trees were planted in Nebraska that year. Further yet, Julius set an example by the many plantings on his farm; planting trees for shade, wind breaks and even creating orchards. It was Julius who first proposed designating a special...


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