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In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. 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 through out the nation and the world. Trees reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling cost, moderate the temperature, clean the air, provide oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife. Trees are a renewable resource giving paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires, and countless other wood products. Having trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community. Trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal and the City of Ashburn, Georgia has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Mayor Sandra J. Lumpkin proclaims February 16th, 2018 as Arbor Day in the City of Ashburn, Georgia and urges all Citizens to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and to plant trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations.
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