Jamestown (CSi) An Arbor Day celebration will take place Friday, Sept.ember 23 at Roosevelt School in Jamestown.

City Forester Erik Laber says 11 trees will be planted with students at the school at 9 AM.

Laber adds, “The public may attend if they wish. There will be rakes, gloves, and shovels available, but extra tools are always welcome, so you can bring a shovel, rake, or post pounder.”

A proclamation signed by Mayor Dwaine Heinrich encourages all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day, and support efforts to protect trees and woodlands as well as plant trees to promote the well-being of this and future generations.

Arbor Day was established as a special day in 1872 by the Nebraska Board of Agriculture dedicated to planting trees and was first observed with the planting of more than one million trees in Nebraska.