Commission Meeting Proclamation
Florida Arbor Day Proclamation
WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that this special day be set aside for the planting of trees, and
WHEREAS, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska, and
WHEREAS, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and
WHEREAS, trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife, and
WHEREAS, trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires, and beautify our community, and
WHEREAS, trees in our Town increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and
Whereas, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Rietz, Mayor of the Town of Lady Lake, Florida, do hereby proclaim that April 28, 2023 shall be known and designated as
FLORIDA ARBOR DAY
in the Town of Lady Lake, and I urge all citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands; and to plant trees to promote the well-being of present and future generations, and to enhance our community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Official Seal of the Town of Lady Lake to be affixed this 17th day of April, 2023.
Town of Lady Lake, Florida
Jim Rietz, Mayor
Nancy Wilson, Town Clerk