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Tree board to hold Arbor Day activity in Grant City Park PDF Print E-mail

The public is invited to take part and apply knowledge to their own property.

The Grant Tree Board has planned community activities involving both high school and elementary students to commemorate Arbor Day in 2011.
The high school landscaping class, along with instructor Doug Babbitt and Grant Tree Board President Jon Forney will conduct a tree assessment at the Grant City Park on Wednesday, April 27, beginning at 1 p.m.
They will concentrate on the elm trees located on the south side of the park and continue to the pool entrance, pinpointing trees at risk due to disease, age or injury.
The public is invited to attend the event, and apply the knowledge gained to assess trees in their own yard this year.
In addition, the high school ag department as well as Jon Forney have been attempting to germinate bur oak acorns collected locally and from a stand of area oak trees. They anticipate making seedlings available to the public with successful germination.
A second project sponsored by the tree board is a poster contest commemorating trees with Perkins County Elementary fourth grade students. The poster winners will receive prizes from the tree board.
Arbor Day, which is the last Friday in April, is the optimum time for tree planting. Also ideal is fall, after the heat of summer has passed.