The 23rd Annual City of South Lyon Arbor Day Ceremony, which designates the City of South Lyon as a “Tree City-USA Community,” will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 2 p.m. at the City of South Lyon’s Columbia Park on Columbia Drive.
South Lyon Mayor Daniel L. Pelchat will perform the planting of an “Autumn Blaze Maple Tree” after reciting the City of South Lyon’s Proclamation to Arbor Day.
An Arbor Day Proclamation, by the Arbor Day Foundation, reads in part;
“In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees, and the holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska, and Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world, and trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, lower our heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife, and trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and countless other wood products, and trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and trees, wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.”
The ceremony is sponsored by the City of South Lyon Utilities’ Department – Division of Public Works.
Photograph: From a previous Arbor Day Ceremony. City of South Lyon Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Kennedy performing a ceremonial planting at Volunteer Park, on Dixboro Road, South Lyon, MI.