Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration

Posted on April 25, 2016

On April 15, 2016 the Montgomery Township Shade Tree Committee held an educational program about trees and their benefits for all third graders at the Village Elementary School.  Besides this classroom lesson and getting to meet an arborist who explained what they do in their jobs, each student received a wrapped Swamp White Oak tree seeding to plant.

This year marks the 144th time that Arbor Day has been celebrated in the United States and the 30th year of Montgomery Township’s observance.

A Yellowwood tree was planted in the Harlingen Green off Harlingen Road (past the Public Works yard) to celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, April 15th, a beautiful spring day in Montgomery Township. Pictured above participating in the celebration are (l to r): Deputy Mayor Ed Trzaska, Parks Foreman John Snyder,  Shade Tree Committee chairperson Larry Koplik, President of Montgomery Friends of Open Space Sarah Roberts, and Shade Tree Committee Member Jacqueline Haren.  (Not pictured: Shade Tree Committee Member Michelle Blane.)

Here are photos of the activities at the Village School:


Larry Koplik, Chair of Montgomery Township’s Shade Tree Committee demonstrates to volunteers the proper procedure for preparing swamp white oak tree seedlings for distribution to third graders in the Shade Tree Committee’s annual Arbor Day program at Village Elementary School.


Arborist Bob Wells, Associate Director of Arboriculture Outreach at the Morris Arboretum, teaches third graders at the Village Elementary School about planting trees during the Shade Tree Committee’s annual Arbor Day program.