Arbor Day to be celebrated April 24

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Arbor Day to be celebrated April 24 | Cedaredge, Arbor Day,

Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Cedaredge's state champion ash tree has stood witness over each of the town's Tree City USA observances in its long life, along with much else. The town's 23rd consecutive Tree City USA award celebration will take place during Arbor

The Cedaredge Tree Board is partnering with the fifth grade students from the Cedaredge Elementary School to plant three specimen trees at the southeast area of the Cedaredge Middle School grounds on Tuesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. Included in the celebration will be the reading of the proclamation by Mayor Gene Welch. Selected poems and short stories about trees, written by the students, will be read. Colorado State Forester Kamie Long from Grand Junction will present the town's banner and plaque recognizing Cedaredge for its 23rd consecutive year as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The middle school was chosen as a celebration site because the fifth grade students will soon be transitioning there and will be able to watch them grow. Selected sixth grade students will help the tree board conduct this Arbor Day celebration having participated in last year's Arbor Day as fifth graders.

As always, the public is encouraged to attend this event. The tree board takes great pride in the cooperative efforts of the Cedaredge community in promoting the planting of trees. For further information contact Jim Leser at