Arbor Day to be celebrated in Klaus ParkArbor Day 2012 will be celebrated in Jamestown on Oct. 10 with a ceremony at Klaus Park, starting at 3 p.m.
Arbor Day 2012 will be celebrated in Jamestown on Oct. 10 with a ceremony at Klaus Park, starting at 3 p.m.
Jamestown has been a Tree City USA city for 32 consecutive years and will be presented its Arbor Day flag commemorating the achievement. To be a Tree City USA, a community must have a Tree Board or Committee, have a tree care ordinance, have an annual budget of at least $2 per capita and hold an Arbor Day observance and proclamation each year. The city will also receive recognition for a special achievement of the Tree Growth Award for its 13th year.
Mayor Katie Andersen will read the Arbor Day Proclamation and Roy Sheppard, CEO of Cable Services Inc. and a retiring member of the Mayor’s Shade Tree Advisory Committee, will give a brief Arbor Day address.
James Trautman, former mayor, will be recognized with the Johnny Appleseed Award for his extensive planting of trees in Jamestown and Stutsman County. Three young men will be recognized for their recent tree planting efforts and achievements. Jaden Horsted planted 400 trees and shrubs on a hillside near the Frontier Village as an Eagle Scout project. Alex Igl planted trees to renovate the buffalo tree planting in Centennial Forest as an Eagle Scout project, and Ethan Bowman received statewide recognition for a Marketplace for Kids project in Agriculture Inovation. Three trees will be planted in recognition for the three young men in Klaus Park where recently there have been significant loss of trees due to Dutch elm disease and flooding.
Punch and cake will provided by Wells Fargo Bank and will be served to those attending the program. Wells Fargo is a longtime partner with the city in tree plantings and Arbor Day celebrations.