City of La Mirada Recognizes April 27 as Arbor Day
The La Mirada City council proclaimed Friday, April 27, 2018 as Arbor Day the Tuesday, April 24 council meeting.
In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. Since then, more than a million trees have been planted in Nebraska, and Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and world.
Trees enhance the quality of life and contribute significantly to the community’s natural environment. These important natural resources replenish oxygen, control soil erosion, absorb storm water, and protect wildlife habitat.
The City of La Mirada has received the Tree City USA award for over 23 years for its efforts to renew and manage its urban forest. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Each year, thousands of cities across the United States are recognized for their contribution in protecting and maintaining our urban forests.
Public Works Director Mark Stowell was present at the city council meeting to receive the proclamation.
Below are a few suggestions on how to celebrate Arbor Day locally:
- Plant a tree
- Organize a group to clean up a local park
- Take a walk through the different parks located within the City
- Search for the oldest tree in the community
- Use social media to promote the importance of maintaining trees
For additional information and resources, visit arborday.org.