Union County Celebrates Arbor Day With Poetry Contest And Free Trees For Schools, Reports Say

In recognition of Arbor Day 2014, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is once again partnering with the Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Young Writers of Union County Poetry Contest and free tree giveaway for Union County Schools. This year’s free tree is the pink flowering Magnolia, according to nj.com.

“The Freeholder Board is very proud of the Union County teachers and students who participate in Arbor Day, a national celebration of environmental stewardship,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “Studies have shown that trees improve property values and provide many other civic benefits while absorbing airborne pollutants, providing a cooling effect in summer, preventing soil erosion, and helping to alleviate flooding,” according to nj.com. 

Read more here  http://www.nj.com/suburbannews/index.ssf/2014/03/union_county_celebrates_arbor.html


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