The Valley’s Tree City USA localities and the Valley Beautiful Foundation are jointly sponsoring an Arbor Day Ceremony and tree planting at Buchanan Town Park, 485 Lowe St., on Monday, April 2 at 11 a.m.
The Town of Buchanan invites the public to help us celebrate the town’s 200th anniversary. The event is free, and we encourage students, local and area residents, business owners, churches and civic organizations to join us as we “plant the seeds of tomorrow today.” Activities include an Opening Ceremony highlighting the town’s inclusion in the Tree City USA Program, a $1,600 donation by Valley Beautiful and, the unveiling of an Arbor Day Donor’s Plaque. Guests include Mayor Tom Middlecamp, Board of Supervisors Representative Terry Austin, VA Department of Forestry Representatives Paul Revell and Bob Boeren, as well as members of Valley Beautiful. Following the program, volunteers are invited to help plant trees on the Town Park followed by light refreshments.
Buchanan’s Ceremonial Planting includes the planting of sugar maples, red maples, flowering dogwoods and thornless honeylocusts on the Town Park and at the Community House. Additional trees to be planted at the Town’s new Water Filtration Plant include Leyland cypress.
– Submitted by David Wagner, Valley Beautiful Foundation