The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 it was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska journalist and politician. Throughout his long and productive career, Morton worked to improve agricultural techniques, but his most important legacy is Arbor Day. For the homeowner, Arbor Day is an excellent opportunity to take stock of the trees on your property and plan for the future. Think about how planting new trees might improve the look of your property or provide wind or heat protection. Take a trip to your local nursery to see what's available and to get new ideas. Walk around your neighborhood. Are there any public areas where tree planting or tree maintenance might make a real difference to your community? And, oh yes, plant a tree.
Park District/ Village Arbor Day Celebration, Friday, April 30
Centennial Park - 1209 Burr Oak Drive
9:30 a.m. Refreshments - 10:00 a.m. Program
The Arlington Heights Park District and Village of Arlington Heights will plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day at Centennial Park. Village and Park District officials preside over the event with a special event sponsored by the J.W. Riley Elementary School SPIN Club. Refreshments will be served.
The SPIN (Supporting People In Need) Club is a community service club consisting of third, fourth, and fifth grade students who participate in activities that help the local and national community. Past projects of the SPIN club comprised of: collecting supplies for the needy, participating in the annual Make-a-Difference Fun Fair sponsored by Wheeling township, volunteering at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights, creating crafts and letters for Meals on Wheels, and supporting the J. W. Riley recycling program for aluminum, plastic, and glass. The objective of the club is to work together to make the world better.
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