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Arbor Day celebration planned in Cedaredge

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The Cedaredge Tree Board will hold its annual observance of Arbor Day beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center on Friday, April 26.

Mayor Gene Welch will read the official proclamation followed by presentations discussing the importance of planting trees and the efforts by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Town of Cedaredge has for the 25th consecutive year been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community because of its efforts. Tree Board chair Jim Leser noted that by observing Arbor Day, we demonstrate to all the value we place on trees.

Students also wrote poems or short stories recognizing the importance of trees in their lives. Selected students chosen by their teachers will read their contributions.

To commemorate Arbor Day this year, the fifth grade students of the Cedaredge Elementary School will be planting three Prospector Elm trees on Main Street as replacements for trees lost last year.

This event is open to the public and is for anyone who appreciates trees and believes that our children need to learn the value of a community forest. The Cedaredge Tree Board is sponsoring this event to celebrate trees in our community.

For more information about Arbor Day in Cedaredge contact Jim Leser of the Cedaredge Tree Board at jfljwl@gmail.com.

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