Join us for our Annual Arbor Day Tree Dedication Ceremony


WHEN:       APRIL 26, 2023 AT 12 NOON   (weather permitting)


Please join us for our Annual Celebration and dedication of our Arbor Day tree.  This year we have chosen a 7 foot Dogwood Tree which will produce beautiful flowers in the spring.

            WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees; and

            WHEREAS, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska; and

            WHEREAS, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world; and

            WHEREAS, trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife; and

            WHEREAS, trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products; and

            WHEREAS, trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community; and

            WHEREAS, trees wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.

            NOW, THEREFORE, I, Lance N. Millman, Mayor of the Village of Montebello, do hereby proclaim April 19, 2023, as ARBOR DAY in the Village of Montebello, and I urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands; and

            FURTHER, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.

                                                                                    Dated this 19th  day of April 2023

                                                                                    Mayor Lance N. Millman



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