Willow oak planted in East End Cemetery as part of Arbor Day celebration
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey (above) signed the Arbor Day proclamation at Friday morning’s tree planting ceremony, where a willow oak (below) was planted.</i>
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Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey (above) signed the Arbor Day proclamation at Friday morning’s tree planting ceremony, where a willow oak (below) was planted.

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A willow oak was planted in East End Cemetery as part of the City of Cadiz’s Arbor Day celebration, held Friday morning next to the newly-planted tree.

Regardless of how one feels about the evidence for or against the existence of global warming, it’s important for us to be better stewards of our world, Paul Fourshee said near the end of the program.

After signing the proclamation, Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey said, “I’ve made my living for 40 years cutting trees, but now it looks like I’m back to planting them.”

Arbor Day has been an observed holiday since 1872, according to the proclamation, which was read aloud by Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers. Trees help prevent erosion, clean the air and beautify the community and provide habitats for wildlife, the proclamation says.

The keynote speaker was Chad Brothers of the Kentucky Division of Forestry, who has been serving in Cadiz and Trigg County since January. He said this is a beautiful county with some terrific land.

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