MOUNT PROSPECT CELEBRATES ARBOR DAY ON APRIL 25TH
The Village of Mount Prospect Public Works Department hosts an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2019. The ceremony will be at Robert Frost Elementary School, 1805 Aspen Drive.
The Village has been planting a tree for Arbor Day in various locations around town for 35 years. Take a look at the map below to see all of the locations and perhaps stop by them and see how much they're grown throughout the years.
The Village also commemorated its recent receipt of the Tree City USA (TCU) Award from the Arbor Day foundation in Nebraska. This is the 35th 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."