The proclamation, held at East End Cemetery, was made a few hours after a Maple tree was planted. Tree Board member Paul Fourshee, Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey and Randy Gardner of the Kentucky Division of Forestry spoke not far from where the tree was planted; it’s very near to where a tree used to be, near the entrance on Main Street.
“Sometimes, the public doesn’t completely understand, when we want to plant a tree, I think they’re expecting treehuggers,” said Fourshee. “We would like to introduce … the public to the concept that we have here in the cemetery along Main Street with the Renaissance Program of trying to do a little revitalization, which doesn’t necessarily mean just houses and buildings.”
Members of the Cadiz Renaissance Program, Fourshee said, see the value of trees and shrubberies.
The proclamation states communities have been observing Arbor Day, a day set aside for the planting of trees, since 1872, and that trees are beneficial to communities for ecological and aesthetic reasons alike.
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