Arbor Day at Northside Park

Tree plantings mark Dog Park grand opening


April 19, 2023

Sarah Brown

Parks board member Lena Tucker, center, and City Councilor Dave Trask, right, finish planting a lacebark elm tree at Northside Park on Saturday, April 15, in honor of National Arbor Day, while Doobie, who was present to enjoy the new dog park, moves on to greener pastures after inspecting their work.

The Sweet Home Park and Tree Committee celebrated National Arbor Day in conjunction with the grand opening of the dog park at Northside Park.

The city has planted leyland cypress, lacebark elm and golden rain trees at the park since it opened at the beginning of the year.

Arbor Day began in 1872 in Nebraska and President Richard Nixon made it a national holiday in the 1970s. Of all the national holidays in the U.S., Arbor Day is the only one that looks to the future, committee member Wally Shreves said.

"What we do to plant these trees is for future generations," he said.

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