Fort McCoy News April 14, 2017

Arbor Day Ceremony planned for April 28

Arbor Day 2016
Fort McCoy community members plant trees during the installation's
observance of Arbor Day April 29. The observance included reading
the Arbor Day proclamation, presenting the Tree City USA award to
Fort McCoy, and planting dozens of trees. The ceremony was
coordinated by the installation Forestry program, which is part of the
Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division Natural Resources
Branch.
Photo by Scott T. Sturkol

Fort McCoy will host an Arbor Day Ceremony and tree planting at 9 a.m. April 28 near building 2149.

The event is coordinated by the installation Forestry program, which is part of the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch. Participants should meet at South "H" Street, just east of building 2149.

Participants will plant red pine seedlings to provide a screen between the cantonment area and Highway 21. The Arbor Day proclamation will be read and the 28th Tree City USA award will be presented.

To qualify for a Tree City USA designation, a town or city must meet four standards established by the National Arbor Day Foundation (NADF) and the National Association of State Foresters to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree management plan and program, according to the NADF. The four requirements are maintaining a tree board or department,
having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry, and celebrating Arbor Day.

For more information about the 2017 Arbor Day/Tree City USA observance, call Installation Forester James Kerkman at 608-388-2102.