Exeter celebrates Arbor Day

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Area residents turned out to Exeterís city park recently in celebration of Arbor Day. The city of Exeter has been a member of the Arbor Day Foundationís Tree City USA program since 1996.

During the celebration, the Exeter Tree Board was presented with the Tree City USA 25 year award by Jon Skinner, urban forester from the Missouri Department of Conservation.

In attendance for the event were: Sheila Raney, Exeter Tree Board president; Jennifer Taylor; Kirk Wynns, municipal†arborist; Skinner; and Ashley Lowe, Tree Board vice president.

Taylor is the daughter of Wynns and served as a volunteer during the cityís first few years of planting while she was in high school. She returned to Exeter for the presentation.