The Cedaredge Tree Board will hold its annual observance of Arbor Day on the east side of the Cedaredge Public Library on Wednesday, May 2, at 10 a.m.
The observance of Arbor Day does much to impress the aesthetic value and economic importance of trees upon our town's citizens.
It especially encourages and instructs how to plant and care for trees to our younger generation.
Fifth grade students from Hunsicker Elementary School will assist in planting a shade tree that will eventually screen out the west sun from those enjoying the grassy area designated for future reading groups.
This event is open to the public and is for anyone who appreciates trees and believes that children need to learn the value of an urban forest. The Cedaredge Tree Board is sponsoring this event because, "We celebrate trees in our community."
While Colorado celebrates Arbor Day on April 20, "We are celebrating Arbor Day in early May when good weather is more predictable," Jim Leser, chair of the tree board stated.
This tree-planting will be a part of a continuing project with the Cedaredge Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Cedaredge Library to beautify the area between the library building and Hwy. 65. More trees and landscaping are planned following this Arbor Day celebration.
Kamie Long, assistant district forester with the Colorado State Forest Service out of Grand Junction, will be on hand to present the town's new 2011 Tree City USA banner. Cedaredge was successful in being recertified for the 18th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation. The celebration of Arbor Day with these fifth grade students is an important part of the qualifying process.
In addition to the tree planting at the library, students have already participated in a state of Colorado Arbor Day poster contest sponsored by the Colorado Tree Coalition. The tree board has already judged these posters and sent forth the overall winner to represent the fifth grade of Hunsicker Elementary School at the state competition. First, second and third place winners have also been selected from each of the three fifth grade rooms. All students' posters are winners and will be on display for parents to view in the lunchroom at Hunsicker Elementary School in May.
Mayor Pat Means will be on hand to read the Arbor Day proclamation. Together, we as a community continue to celebrate trees and the beauty they bring to Cedaredge.
For more information about Arbor Day in Cedaredge contact James Leser of the Cedaredge Tree Board at 856-3279.blog comments powered by Disqus