The City of Glenn Heights will celebrate Arbor Day  at 9 a.m.  April 25 at the Community Park.  

A small ceremony and the planting of several trees will commemorate this national holiday and honor the vital role trees play in everyday lives.

Residents are encouraged to celebrate Arbor Day in a personal way by planting a tree at home. It is an act of optimism and kindness, a labor of love and a commitment to stewardship.

Trees can reduce the erosion of topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife.

About Arbor Day

Arbor Day is America's National Tree Holiday, a day set aside to plant ceremonial trees, educate the public about the importance of trees and honor the vital role trees play in our everyday lives.

The brainchild of journalist Julius Sterling Morton, the first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872, in Nebraska.

Today, National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April.