Mayor Harding’s Proclamation of March 27, 2012 recognizes April as Arbor Month in Yelm, for the 16th year.
Yelm’s Arbor Day celebration will be at 11am on April 27.
Mayor Harding said the celebration “will be fun.”
Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care.
Founded by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872, National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April.
Washington State’s Arbor Day is the second Wednesday in April.
“The National Arbor Day Foundation has published a new hardiness zone map, based on climate data from the past 15 years, that clearly shows the warming trend across the country,” quoting the National Arbor Day Foundation website.
Won’t you donate a tree to our town by sending a check to Yelm City Hall for Yelm’s Tree Fund!