Lexington Arbor Day Celebration

Lexington, MI, was recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Lexington has earned this national designation for two years.

 The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

“We commend Lexington’s elected officials, volunteers and its citizens for providing vital care for its urban forest,” said John Rosenow, chief executive and founder of the Arbor Day Foundation.  “Trees provide numerous environmental, economical and health benefits to millions of people each day, and we applaud communities that make planting and caring for trees a top priority.”

An educational activity box from the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance was provided to Meyer Elementary School by the Village of Lexington Environmental Committee.  The students learned about trees and their importance and assembled on April 28 to view a video.  White spruce seedlings provided by The Sanilac Conservation District were distributed to 4th grade students on Arbor Day, April 29. 

Four trees were planted on April 29 at the Memorial Park Cemetery on Union Street.  “Our community may be small, but out dedication is large,” said Jamie McCombs, chairperson of the Environmental Committee.  “We appreciate the financial donation from the Lakeshore Garden Club of Lexington, a memorial dogwood from the family of Dolores Sark, and the ever hard-working DPW.”

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