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Arbor Day was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska in 1872. Today Arbor Day is observed throughout the world. To coincide with the Village of Montgomery Beautification Committee tree planting ceremony on September 21 the board proclaimed September 21 as Arbor Day in the Village at a recent public meeting.
The community is invited to come out and celebrate the planting of a new tree (a bald cypress tree) at Montgomery Police Station, 10 Civic Center Dr., Montgomery at 9a September 21. Village Board Trustee, Dan Gier, said about the upcoming ceremony “this is our way of giving back to the environment, celebrating Arbor Day and adding community beauty in an ecofriendly way.”
According to the proclamations that was read by Village President Matthew Brolley “I urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands; and urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.”