Lewisburg Shade Tree Commission to observe Arbor Day

Apr. 24—LEWISBURG — The Lewisburg Shade Tree Commission will observe Arbor Day on Friday.

The commission invited the public at 11 a.m. Friday at 201 S. Market St. near the corner of Second Street in Lewisburg for the annual tree planting tradition. This year the commission will plant a large native Willow Oak at the former residence of Betty Cook, a longtime borough resident.

"This year we chose to plant a tree at the former residence of Betty Cook in recognition of the importance of the hard work and dedication of community residents and their tireless work to preserve and enhance downtown Lewisburg," said Amy Levan, commission chair.

The Lewisburg Shade Tree Commission is celebrating 39 consecutive years as a Tree City. Having a Tree City designation shows the continued community commitment to planting and preserving public trees. As a Tree City a municipality must meet the requirements of forming a tree board, administering the borough's tree ordinance, having an annual budget and annual observance of Arbor Day.

Following the planting, the Merrill Linn Conservancy will host the Arbor Day Tree Walk in Downtown Lewisburg at 3 p.m. in Hufnagle Park, co-sponsored by the commission. Bucknell Biology professor and Certified Tree Expert Dr. Chris Martine will discuss trees in Lewisburg.

All ages are welcome with a suggested donation of $5 per participant and registration is required. Please register at linnconservancy.org/registration.