Crowley celebrates 138th Arbor Day

The City of Crowley observed the 138th anniversary of Arbor Day by planting a tree in Freeland Park with some help for St. Michael Catholic School 4-H officers.

The event was attended by Crowley Mayor Greg Jones, former Mayor Isabella de la Houssaye as well as members of the Crowley Garden Club and the West Crowley Beautification Board.

Mayor Jones read a proclamation stating that “2010 is the 138th Anniversary of Arbor Day and is observed in the City of Crowley, and throughout the nation and world.”

He reminded those in attendance that the City of Crowley has in place a Tree Board and Tree City Ordinance to protect the abundance of beautiful trees in the city.

The city is known for its historic tree lined streets and the beauty and splendor offered by them.

Furthermore, Jones continued, “The City of Crowley wishes to promote the planting of trees because 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.”

In honor of Arbor day Mayor Jones, “urged all citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, and for it to be a day for recognizing the beauty and the aesthetic value of trees and to encourage all citizens to plant a tree.”

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