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. 2018 will mark the 146th anniversary of Arbor Day, a holiday that is now observed throughout our nation and the world.
Friday, April 27, 2018
Wellesley Park (Wellesley, Beverly, and Andover Streets)
We will be celebrating the state’s Greening the Gateway Cities Program, a state-led initiative working to increase canopy cover and lower energy costs in designated Gateway Cities.
MA DCR Urban Forester Laurie Reid will speak about the importance of urban trees and how these canopies contribute to our communities.
This free event is sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Program and RSVP.