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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.