For this year’s Arbor Day celebration, ERBM staff planted six trees which arrived from Mountain View Tree Farm and Nursery last Thursday, Sept. 3: two cottonless cottonwoods (Sanderson Park), one cottonless cottonwood (Town Park), one sensation maple (Town Park), and two honey locust (Paintbrush Park). All are treated, watered and in the ground.

September 4, 2020
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 city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and
Whereas, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.
Now, Therefore, I, Sean VonRoenn, Executive Director of Eastern Rio Blanco Metropolitan Recreation and Park District, do hereby recognize Sept. 4, 2020 as this year’s Arbor Day of observance in the Town of Meeker, and urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day with us to support efforts to protect our trees, enhance our urban canopy and the associated benefits articulated herein, and
Further, we urge all citizens to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.
Sean Von Roenn
ERBM Executive Director