PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
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, 2020 is the 148th Anniversary of the holiday and Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world; and
WHEREAS, Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate temperature, clean the air, absorb storm water, 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 beautify our community; and
WHEREAS, The value Greenwich places on trees, demonstrated through projects and protection put forth by the Town and its civic organizations, helped earn a Sustainable CT Silver Certification; and
WHEREAS, Trees, wherever they are planted are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.
in the Town of Greenwich and urge all our citizens, to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.