April 15, 2016 has been proclaimed Arbor Day in Pike County by Judge/Executive William M. Deskins, who urges all residents to plant at least one tree on that day to insure that future generations will enjoy a more beautiful Kentucky.
“Our forests are one of our most beautiful natural resources,” Judge Deskins said in the proclamation. “Trees are a sustainable resource that provide significant environmental and economic benefits.”
The first Arbor Day was observed in 1872 in Nebraska. It was proclaimed a national day of observance by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1907.
Kentucky’s forests support a $12.8 billion industry employing over 58,000 people.
Photo: Teena Dunn, Forest Ranger Technician 1 for Pike County, Brian Morris, Pike County Deputy Judge/Executive, William M. Deskins, Pike County Judge/Executive, and Ronnie Stiltner, Forest Ranger Technician 3 with Kentucky Division of Forestry for Pike County.