A Rescheduled Arbor Day Takes Root in Middleport

MIDDLEPORT – Due to the restrictions placed on this year’s events and activities, Arbor Day was one of many celebrations forced to reschedule in response to a global pandemic.  Determined to keep with tradition, Middleport’s Tree Committee was vigilant in making sure this year was not uncelebrated, as they gathered with residents for a belated Arbor Day early Saturday morning.

Heather Maedl, Chair of the Middleport Tree Committee, led the day’s ceremony, planting a lone evergreen on the corner of Park Avenue and Mainstreet.

Arbor Day itself traces its roots back to 1872 Nebraska.  A time when state residents planted over one million trees in the event’s first year of existence.  It is reported that by 1920 over 45 states and territories joined in with their own annual celebrations of Arbor Day.

So, any plans for the Evergreen planted in Middleport?  According to Maedl, it will eventually be Middleport’s official Christmas Tree.

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