Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Arbor Day 2009
Base leaders, tree-planting volunteers, children from Maxwell Elementary School, and even Woodsy the Owl got down and dirty in honor of Arbor Day on Feb. 19.
Recognition of the day was in the form of a ceremonial tree planting and program at the school, and two days later, 100 base volunteers helped to restore Prattville’s trees hit hard by a tornado in February 2008.
For the sixteenth consecutive year, Maxwell has been named a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the U.S. Forest Service.
Beth Osgood, who works for Maxwell Support Division Civil Engineering, explained that Arbor Day traditionally involves school children and how they learn to promote tree awareness.
The painting is by Benjamin William Leader