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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Arbor Day being observed today

  • Like to celebrate Arbor Day today? There will be a pair of opportunities to mark the occasion in Hannibal.
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  • Like to celebrate Arbor Day today? There will be a pair of opportunities to mark the occasion in Hannibal.
    The Parks & Recreation Department is scheduled to plant a tree at the Common Ground Community Garden. According to Mary Lynne Richards of the Parks Department, students from Holy Family, Eugene Field and St. John’s Lutheran schools will be taking part in the Common Ground tree-planting, which is scheduled to occur at 1:30 p.m. The community garden is located at 322 South Eighth St., across the street from the Street Department campus on Warren Barrett Drive.
    The Parks Department, along with representatives of the city Tree Board and Missouri Department of Conservation, will be planting a flowering dogwood at the community garden.
    A planned tree planting in the city’s dog park on Friday morning has been put on hold, according to Richards. The planting was to have been done by members of the city’s Stream Team. However, because of the Common Ground tree-planting, along with the Show-Me State Games Torch Run which also is scheduled to take place today, it was decided to delay the planting of the dog park tree for a few weeks.
    Arbor Day will be observed on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University today. The program, which will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Roland Fine Arts Center, will be a celebration of HLGU being designated a Tree Campus USA in late January of this year.
    Participating in the HLGU program will be representatives of the Hannibal Tree Board. Hannibal has been recognized as a Tree City USA every year since 2000.
    Over two dozen trees have been replanted on the HLGU campus since the May 20, 2013, storm when approximately 100 trees on campus were destroyed.

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