Helper City is excited to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 26. This celebration is being directed by the Helper City Tree Board led by Becky Colombo.
“We have a very active tree board in Helper with very knowledgeable and enthusiastic members,” the board shared. “The revitalization of the city includes beautification and our Arbor Day celebration is a part of that. We are working toward more trees near the ball parks for everyone to enjoy.”
In conjunction with this effort, the tree board has coordinated a poster contest at both Helper Middle School and Sally Mauro Elementary. Judges will review the posters, select winners and those will be displayed in Helper’s City Hall. A tree planting will be hosted Friday afternoon by the tree board near the swinging bridge at 4 p.m. Arbor Day is a long-held American tradition and Helper City Mayor Lenise Peterman has issued a proclamation in support of the event.
She stated, “Trees play an important role as a renewable resource and enhance and beautify our community. As we strive to revitalize our community, it is imperative we take care of our environment and trees are a key component in these efforts. We are also pursuing Tree City certification and these are important first steps to secure that certification.”
The city plans to continue this traditional in years to come and welcomes everyone to participate in caring for local area trees.