The Town of Clayton will hold a ceremony on Friday, March 18th in recognition of Arbor Day.
The event will also mark the tenth year that Clayton has been named a Tree City USA. Town of Clayton Public Information Officer Stacy Beard said a ceremony is planned this Friday at Clayton High School.
Afterwards, a numbers of trees will be planted throughout town, including cypress, holly and maples. Some of the plantings will take place at the East Clayton Community Park and on the new Front Street Extension.
Arbor Day started in 1872 when J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture a special day be set aside for planting trees. Arbor Day is now observed nationwide.
At their monthly meeting on March 7th, Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod and members of the Clayton Town Council officially voted to proclaim Friday, March 18th as Arbor Day in the Town of Clayton.