The town of Brusly celebrated Arbor Day on Wednesday, Feb. 28 by planting three trees at Alexander Park. Several local officials and community members gathered for the commemorative planting of the trees and sang “God Bless America” in celebration.
Arbor Day was proposed in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture. Arbor Day was first observed with the planting of more than 5 million trees in Nebraska. Now, Arbor Day is observed throughout the nation and world.
“Trees in our own community 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,” the Arbor Day proclamation by Mayor Scot Rhodes said.