Arbor Day observation set for April 27
The first Friday in April is the traditional Arbor Day in Kentucky. However, the Winchester Tree Board has set aside Friday, April 27, as our time to observe Arbor Day. We will be giving away Bald Cypress and Northern Red Oak tree seedlings.
We all know the benefits of planting trees: They clean our air, provide shade, reduce erosion, provide habitat for wildlife and are a renewable resource, to name a few.
The primary reason to plant trees now is that our urban forest has had a very tough time the last 10-20 years. Look around your neighborhood and think back on the trees that were once there. Our forest has suffered from droughts, severe winds and heavy freezes. Replenishing our urban forest for future generations is our responsibility.