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Parish President Gordon E. Dove


Arbor Day Proclaimed for Jan. 27, 2018

Friday January 26, 2018 08:47 am - Posted By Administration

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government: A Proclamation

WHEREAS, 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
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 countless other wood products, and
WHEREAS, trees in our city 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 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Terrebonne Parish Council,
on behalf of the Parish President and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated
Government, that January 27, 2018 be hereby proclaimed as:
and that all citizens be urged to celebrate Arbor Day, to support efforts to
protect our trees and woodlands, and to plant trees to gladden the hearts and
promote the well-being of this and future generations.

s/ Gordon E. Dove, Parish President

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