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Fifth grade students celebrate Cheyenne Arbor Day; 606 trees planted in Holliday Park

Fifth grade students celebrate Cheyenne Arbor Day; 606 trees planted in Holliday Park

(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Fifth grade students alongside members with the City of Cheyenne's Urban Forestry Division joined Mayor Rick Kaysen in an Arbor Celebration at Holliday Park, May 20. Mayor Kaysen signed a Proclamation announcing May 20, 2016 as Cheyenne Arbor Day. Fifth grade students helped the State Forestry Division plant two additional trees in Holliday Park today, to bring the official tree count in the park to 606 trees. Kaysen stated to the students before the celebratory tree planting of the two Northern Oak Trees, "the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago...the next best time is now." *Fifth grade students help plant a tree in Holliday Park for Cheyenne Arbor Day. * *Fifth grade students help plant a tree in Holliday Park for Cheyenne Arbor Day. * ​ Students participated in the Arbor Day Celebration by submitting a drawing to celebrate trees in our communities. The top three students were honored with awards by Mayor Kaysen for their drawings in the poster contest. *First place winner of the 5th Grade Poster Contest, Sierra Moore.* *Second place winner of the 5th Grade Poster Contest, McKayla Valdez.* *Third place winner of the 5th Grade Poster Contest, Ashley Gallagher. * ​ This year was Cheyenne's 35th year as a Tree City USA award recipients, demonstrating a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Visit cheyennetrees.com to see what it takes to become a Tree City USA community. *Cheyenne Forestry Team* *Mayor Rick Kaysen signs Proclamation for Cheyenne Arbor Day* ​ For more information on the Tree City USA Program visit the Arbor Day Foundation . *10 Reasons Why Trees Are Awesome: * https://youtu.be/676lt7jzb8A #shortgo #news #whatshappening