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Posted on: May 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] City of West to celebrate Arbor Day May 18

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The City of West Fargo, a Tree City USA community, will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 1 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at West Fargo City Hall’s Grand Foyer to honor Iris Gill.

Sponsored by the West Fargo Urban Forestry Committee, this annual celebration includes a mayoral proclamation and remarks, tree planting celebration and an activity with third-grade students from South Elementary’s Gifted and Talented program. Refreshments will be provided at the event by the Urban Forestry Committee.

This year’s tree planting ceremony will honor Iris Gill, a longtime Urban Forestry Committee member and West Fargo resident. Gill served the Urban Forestry Committee in West Fargo for 18 years and will have an honorary tree planted in Citizen’s Park to recognize her service to the community.

About Arbor Day

According to the National Arbor Day Foundation, Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. The first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in 1872 and now all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and some U.S. territories have passed legislation adopting Arbor Day.

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