By Kristina Fink and Pete Fink
Special to Dixon Patch
National Arbor Day is celebrated yearly in April and Earth Day is April 30, 2011. To carry on the Arbor Day tradition started in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, Tremont 4-H has, for several years, celebrated the day by planting trees in Dixon as a Community Service Project. This is the club's way to give back to their community that supports 4-H and to make Dixon a more beautiful place to live.
The trees requested by Dixon Parks and Recreation are California Pepper, Linden Tree, Autumn Maple, Deodar Cedar. The 15 gallon trees are offered by Lemuria Nursery at a greatly reduced price of $40.
Club members will be asking families, friends, and neighbors for donations of trees. A club member will assist you in purchasing a tree or the donor may go directly to Lemuria Nursery to purchase a tree for Tremont 4-H to plant.
At Lemuria just ask for Pete, Erik, Jennifer, or Matt. Lemuria Nursery is at 7820 Serpa Lane in Dixon. Just tell them the tree is for Tremont 4-H to plant for Arbor Day.
The trees will be planted at Northwest Park on April 30 starting at 9 a.m. The club invites the community to come by and join in the event by cheering the youth on in their digging!
Tremont 4-H club meets at the at 209 North Jefferson Street every third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Helen Ritchey at (707) 592-6584, firstname.lastname@example.org or Roselle Ritchey 707-592-0204, email@example.com.