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South Lyon marks 22nd annual Arbor Day celebration


South Lyon officials celebrated the Annual South Lyon Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony last Friday at Volunteer Park.

Mayor ProTem Stephen B. Kennedy made the city’s proclamation to Arbor Day with a ceremonial planting of a “Green Mountain Maple Tree”. Kennedy noted that trees have many benefits, including reducing erosion, cleaning the air, increasing property values, beautifying areas, as well as serving as a renewable resource.

“I urge all citizens to plant and care for trees to gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations,” stated the proclamation signed by Kennedy.

Friday’s event, which was sponsored by the City of South Lyon Department of Public Works, marked the 22nd straight year that South Lyon has been recognized as a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Organization (

Begun in 1976, Tree City USA is one of the Arbor Day Foundation’s oldest programs. Originally comprised of 42 communities in 16 states, today the program includes more than 3,600 communities from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.


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