Dysart Arbor Day set for Sept. 22

Dysart Arbor Day Proclamation signed by Mayor Tim Glenn -- Photo Provided

Dysart Mayor Tim Glenn in partnership with the Dysart Tree Board recently signed a proclamation designating September 22 as Arbor Day in the city of Dysart.

The tree board is composed of nine resident board members that work to plan for the care, preservation, planting, removal or disposition of trees and shrubs in parks, along streets and in other public areas.

The 2020 Arbor Day city proclamation reads:

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 wight he 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, Tim Glenn, Mayor of the City of Dysart, Iowa, do hereby proclaim September, 22 2020 as Arbor Day in the city of Dysart, Iowa, 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 14th day of September, 2020.

Signed Mayor Tim Glenn.