Governor Tomblin Proclaims April as Arbor Month in W.Va.

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Governor Tomblin Proclaims April as Arbor Month in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has designated April as Arbor Month throughout the state of West Virginia.

“West Virginia is blessed with 12 million acres of hardwood forests. I encourage all citizens to observe and recognize the importance trees have in brightening our days and increasing our quality of life,” Gov. Tomblin said.

  In his official proclamation, the Governor cited many reasons to appreciate trees, including the forests’ importance to the state’s economy, wildlife habitat and recreational opportunities.

Gov. Tomblin also encouraged communities, organizations and schools throughout the Mountain State to participate in tree planting projects. “Arbor Month is a wonderful opportunity for us to get involved in our communities and plant trees.”

Officials from the Division of Forestry will assist communities throughout the state with tree plantings, Arbor Day events and Tree City USA award celebrations.

For more information about Arbor Day events, visit the Division of Forestry’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/wvforestry.

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News Release: April 21, 2015                 

Contact:  Leslie Smithson, Public Information Specialist, 304-957-9342, Leslie.C.Smithson@wv.gov