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Langhorne Borough celebrates Arbor Day

On May 1st, the Langhorne Borough Shade Tree Commission celebrated Arbor Day at the Langhorne Borough playground.

Arbor Day is celebrated by towns all across the nation at the end of April. 

It began 149 years ago in the treeless Nebraska territory when one million trees were planted in the first year.

On this year’s Arbor Day, the Shade Tree Commission dedicated a tree to the late Lucille Messina, who was a member of the Four Lanes End Garden Club and instrumental in having that club dedicate its efforts to Langhorne Borough with flowering window boxes and plantings at the community center.

She was also very instrumental with plantings at the playground.

Holding Ann Arbor Day is one of four requirements for the borough to qualify for a Tree City USA sign, which is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

You must have 1) a municipal shade tree board, 2) a community shade tree ordinance, 3) spend $2 per capita on Tree Management, and 4) have an Arbor Day observance. 

The Shade Tree Commission is comprised of Chairman Chris Blaydon, Barry Hitchen and Dan Copp.

The Commission has planted 335 trees in the borough in the last 40 years.

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