Exeter celebrates 20 years in Tree USA

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The city of Exeter recently celebrated its 21-year Arbor Day tree planting at the city park, and its 20-year status in the Tree City USA program through the Arbor Day foundation. Jon Skinner, urban forester with the Missouri Department of Conservation, presented the city with its 20-year Tree City USA award, 20-year flag to the tree board and new highway signs. Kirk Wynns, municipal arborist, said trees benefit cities in many ways. They clean the air, reduce energy costs, reduce the erosion of topsoil, provide oxygen, provide habitat for wildlife, increase property values, produce food, and beautify the environment. From left: Sheila Raney, board vice-president; Kelly Asbury, board secretary; Wynns; Etta Nesbitt; and Susie Sorenson, tree board member. Contributed photo

The city of Exeter recently celebrated its 21-year Arbor Day tree planting at the city park, and its 20-year status in the Tree City USA program through the Arbor Day foundation.

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