Contact Us

City Of Duluth Celebrates Arbor Day With Initiatives

Win McNamee/Getty Images

So you’ve heard of Arbor Day and you know it has something to do with planting trees, but that’s the extent of it?  You’re in luck, because even though Arbor Day is celebrated nationally on different dates.  Mayor Ness and the City of Duluth are going to celebrate  Arbor Day is today, May 17, with a press conference.

Arbor Day encourages people to appreciate, plant and care for trees.  It serves as a great day for students to learn about ecology and preservation of our natural resources and the day even has it’s own logo!

It came to be back in 1854, when  J Sterling Morton moved from Detroit to Nebraska. At that time there were virtually no trees in the area. Trees were needed as windbreaks to stabilize the soil and to provide shade from the sun, fuel and building materials. So he planted many trees around his own home to encourage and enable others to do the same.  A total of about one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

Mayor Ness and the City of Duluth know how important our forest and trees are and he will hold a press conference in celebration of Arbor Day today, starting at 10:30a.  You are welcome to join him at Chambers Grove Park, at Highway 23 and 137th Avenue West.  Mayor Ness will be announcing  several initiatives the city has in the works for its urban forest.

Info via:  City of Duluth Press Release

More from B105

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kkcb.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on B105 TODAYS BEST COUNTRY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on B105 TODAYS BEST COUNTRY quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!