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  • Writer's pictureShaun C. Van Doren

Arbor Day Observed In Hunterdon County With A Tree Planting By Members Of TheShade Tree Commission

County Board Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren, along with the Hunterdon County Shade Tree Commission and Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation, planted a tree in commemoration of Arbor Day on Friday, April 28th, at Deer Path Park’s Cedars Pavilion.

Arbor Day was first recognized in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton who proposed to the Nebraska

Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. That year, more

than one million trees were planted in Nebraska to observe the holiday.

Arbor Day is celebrated worldwide due to the many benefits trees provide for a balanced and

healthy ecosystem. Every year a tree is planted in one of the many county owned facilities or

park locations as part of Hunterdon County’s Annual Arbor Day Event.

Pictured (l-r): Dan Bush (Director Parks & Recreation); Jason Strauss (Parks employee); John Anderson (former Shade Tree Commission member); Commissioner Shaun Van Doren; Juergen Huelsebush (Twp of Readington Mayor); William Wild (Shade Tree Commission); Hans Hanbicki (Shade Tree Commission).

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