Put-in-Bay Tree Commission Celebrates Arbor Day

Arbor Day Put in Bay
2016 planting at Perry’s Victory Visitor Center

Once again, Put-in-Bay, Ohio, has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to the goals and principles of the Arbor Day Foundation.  Put-in-Bay achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements:  a tree board, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

burr oak leafPut-in-Bay‘s Arbor Day Celebration will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017.  The Council of the Village of Put-in-Bay has allocated funds for Arbor Day expenses.  On Arbor Day, three bur oak trees from Riverside Native Trees will be planted on the waterfront at the Shore Villas Village of Put-in-Bay Access site at 4:00 PM.  The bur oak is a hardy choice for island rocky, often wet shorelines.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization whose mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Information is available at arborday.org.  Members of the Village of Put-in-Bay Tree Commission are Lisa Brohl, Kelly Faris, and Kendra Koehler.