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MOUNT PROSPECT CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY ON APRIL 26TH 

 The Village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department hosts an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony at 9:30a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2019. The ceremony will be at Indian Grove Elementary School, 1340 N Burning Bush Ln.

The Village also commemorated its recent receipt of the Tree City USA (TCU) Award from the Arbor Day foundation in Nebraska. This is the 33rd consecutive year Mount Prospect has received the TCU award for the Village’s urban forestry program. Mayor Arlene A. Juracek noted, "For more than 30 years we have been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for our urban forestry efforts. Arbor Day is a wonderful day for our village to show our pride in the living legacy of our trees."

“Planting a tree is a great way to celebrate Arbor Day,” stated Dave Hull, Mount Prospect Forestry and Grounds Superintendent. “ I hope our citizens will join us this year in planting trees throughout the community, to help perpetuate Mount Prospect’s urban forest,” stated Hull. “To help with this effort, we’ll be happy to send upon request, the latest information about diversified tree species that are appropriate for planting in our area. Interested citizens should contact Public Works at 847-870-5640.”