Yarrow Point is excited to announce that we are recognized once again as a Tree City! Residents of Yarrow Point should be proud to live in a place that makes the planting and care of trees a priority.
We give our sincere appreciation to John McGlenn Park Board Chairman and Treehugger in Chief, and the Park Board for maintaining Tree City status.
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 with the 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 town increase property values and beautify our community,
Whereas, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.
Park Board Chairman John McGlenn planting a tree Morningside Park.