Arbor Day

Tree planting for Arbor Day
Posted on 05/02/2017

The Poplar Bluff City Tree Advisory Board planted two trees for national Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, at Lake Road Elementary. 

Native to the habitat on the east side of Poplar Bluff, the willow oaks were positioned behind the school to provide shade between the playground and the soccer field with assistance from resource forester Mark Pelton and technicians with the Missouri Department of Conservation. 

Established two years ago, the tree board has an ultimate goal for the community to be designated under the Tree City USA program, which recognizes cities for excellence in urban forestry management. “After all, Poplar Bluff was named after a tree,” commented John Stanard, chairman of the board. 

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Cutline: First grader Mason Hawkins and Lulah Reynolds of the second grade help shovel dirt under the supervision of John Stanard of the tree board while classmates look on.

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