Eureka Springs hosts 37th annual Arbor Day celebration

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Clear Spring School students plant a sugar maple tree at Eureka Springs' 37th annual Arbor Day Celebration Wednesday, May 15.
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Eureka Springs continues to cultivate a love of all things nature, and that was certainly evident at the 37th annual Arbor Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 15.

The celebration was held at the new Grand Avenue Greenway near Clear Spring School, beginning with the planning of a sugar maple tree by Clear Spring students. Christopher Fischer provided instructions for planting the tree. Mayor Butch Berry read the annual Arbor Day proclamation, and parks director Justin Huss spoke about the new Grand Avenue Greenway project.

The sugar maple tree is a donation from the Arkansas Forestry Commission to help Tree City USA communities celebrate Arbor Day. The Greenway trail being built by the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will have 10 additional trees that were purchased through an Arkansas Urban Forestry grant and will be planted by the commission.

These activities commemorated Eureka Springs' 37th year as a Tree City USA. Eureka Springs is the oldest Tree City USA in Arkansas.

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