Celebrating Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2015 was observed at William Cullen Bryant School on Oak Park Avenue in Cleveland. Students, teachers, parents and City officials gathered to plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day.  

In 1854, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Broad of Agriculture that a special day, called Arbor Day, be set aside for the planting of trees. 2013 marks the 141st anniversary of this international holiday, which was first observed with the planting of more than one million trees in Nebraska.

Trees can reduce the erosion of precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air by producing life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife. Trees are also renewable resources supplying paper, wood for homes, fuel for fires, and community beautification. Wherever trees are planted, they are a source of life. 

Ruggero Fatica