Credit: Arbor Day Foundation
Yelm’s Arbor Day Celebration
Friday, April 28th, 2PM
Yelm City Tree Advisory Committee and the Yelm High School Landscape Management class will celebrate Arbor Day 2017, honoring beloved Yelm High School teacher, Ed Bergh.
The tree planting will be at the entrance of the Yelm High School campus. The Landscape Management class chose the Autumn Gold Ginko tree.
Students chose the Ginko tree because it would be a perfect tree to represent Mr. Bergh. The tree symbolizes longevity, love and unity. In appearance the tree is tall, full of life and colorful. Mr. Bergh was one of the most compassionate and caring teachers they had. He was willing to help anyone and truly cared about his students.
From the City of Yelm:
“The City of Yelm has been recognized by the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the National Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City since 1997. To achieve the recognition, four standards must be met each year, one of which is a proclamation and observation of Arbor Day.
Yelm’s Arbor Day is organized by the Tree Advisory Board, representing civic leaders, educators, and private citizens. The Arbor Day celebration is an event involves presenting Yelm’s sister city, Lacey, a tree, recognizing local students talents, and local school bands and choirs. Yelm’s Arbor day is one of the largest in the State and is held the last friday (sic) in April at Yelm City Park.”
Photo credit: Yelm Community Schools Newsletter
“Beautiful tribute to Mr. Bergh by teacher Tasha Johnson at the City Arbor Day Celebration. Mayor Foster and the Tree Advisory Board dedicated the Golden Ginkgo Tree selected by the Landscape class which the students thought best symbolized the character of Mr. Bergh,” quoting the Yelm Community Schools Newsletter, The Highlighter.