As part of Wyoming's participation in Arbor Day Monday afternoon, members the State Forestry Division, City of Sheridan Parks Department, the Sheridan Tree Board, the University of Wyoming Sheridan Extension Office and the students from Nancy McCollough's Sheridan Junior High School Science class were on hand to plant a new tree on the path above the Kendrick Park band shell, off of Pioneer Road.
Chuck Carbert is with the City Parks Manager. He gives the details of the event.
Acting Mayor Bob Webster, standing in for Mayor Dave Kinskey and Council President John Bigelow, who were both unavailable, read and signed an official proclamation while the students held a Tree City Arbor Day flag.
The students then helped finish shoveling dirt and dark mulch onto the newly planted Hawthorne tree, finishing the effort by giving it a generous drink of water. Landon's Greenhouse donated the tree.
This is the third year Sheridan has been given a Tree City designation. Carbert explains what goes into receiving that distinction, which has to be renewed every year.
The grant for three interpretive signs that are posted around Sheridan came from the State Forestry Service.
Each state declares their own Arbor Day, and Wyoming's is the last Monday of April.