2023 Arbor Day Proclamation
City of Goodland, Kansas
April 28, 2023
WHEAREAS, In 1872 J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, and;
WHEAREAS, this holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska, and Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and;
WHEAREAS, trees reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife, and;
WHEAREAS, trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products, and;
WHEAREAS, trees in our City increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and;
WHEAREAS, trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal, and;
WHEAREAS, Goodland has been recognized as a Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation for forty-four years and desires to continue its tree planting practices.
NOW, THEREFORE, We, the City of Goodland, do hereby proclaim April 28th, 2023 as Arbor Day in the City of Goodland and encourage all citizens and businesses to join in the celebration thereof, and we urge all citizens to plant trees to promote the well-being of this and all future generations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the CITY OF GOODLAND, KANSAS, to be affixed this 17th day of April 2023.
Aaron Thompson, Mayor