Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess read a proclamation at last week's city council meeting designating Thursday, May 24th as Arbor Day in Buffalo.
Among other celebrations planned, Dyess said a special ceremony will be held at the Buffalo Children's Center in honor of former Mayor and City Councilman Bruce Hepp, who passed away unexpectedly last fall.
According to Wikipedia, Arbor Day began in Nebraska in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton. By the 1920s, each state in the United States had adopted an Arbor Day.
The national holiday is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April, but each state celebrates its own state holiday. On the first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted.
Buffalo's Arbor Day celebration will begin at 10am Thursday morning at the Buffalo Children's Center.