Fourth-graders from St. John’s Lutheran School and Eugene Field School will help plant trees for Arbor Day at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Dulany Park.

Fourth-graders from St. John’s Lutheran School and Eugene Field School will help plant trees for Arbor Day at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in Dulany Park.

Two dawn redwoods will be planted, one donated from BASF, the other donated from the Tree Board.

Members of the Hannibal Tree Board, Department of Conservation, BASF and Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department will also help plant the trees.

Hannibal has been named a Tree City USA every year since 2000. The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. It was the brainchild of Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a Nebraska journalist and politician originally from Michigan.  He was President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture.