Arbor Day Proclamation

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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 oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife, and
WHEREAS, trees are a renewable resource giving up paper, wood for our homes, fuel for 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, Moweaqua has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation and desires to continue its tree planting ways,
NOW, THEREFORE, I Donald E. Neece, President of the Village of Moweaqua, do hereby proclaim October 6, 2019 as ARBOR DAY in the Village of Moweaqua, and I urge all citizens to support efforts to care for our trees and woodlands and to support our Village’s community forestry program, and
FURTHER, I urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well being of present and future generations.

DATED, 9/18, 2019

Donald E. Neece, Jr.
Village President