Recognizing the importance of trees in our neighborhoods, the city of Madison has declared the coming week to be Arbor Week. The following resolution was adopted last month:
WHEREAS, the City of Madison has been a Tree City USA for 28 years; and
WHEREAS, children and youth living in greener neighborhoods are healthier; and
WHEREAS, trees give us oxygen, clean the air, and filter air pollutants; and
WHEREAS, trees in our neighborhoods increase property values; and
WHEREAS, the continued planting and care of trees in our city shall provide the same benefits for the present and future residents of Madison.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, does hereby proclaim the week of April 30 through May 6, 2017 as ARBOR WEEK in the City of Madison, and urges everyone able to observe this week to plant trees and to participate in programs that the sponsors of Arbor Week may provide.