Pick up a free tree today and celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day
LOCK HAVEN — In observance of Earth Day and Conservation District Week, the Clinton County Conservation District dropped off 200 pine trees at Murray Motors, 910 Bellefonte Ave., to be given away to anyone who stops by the dealership.
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally and celebrated by more than 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
April 30 is Arbor Day or tree appreciation day, when individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees.
Trees have a direct connection to Earth Day in that as trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
April is tree planting month in Pennsylvania, and for several good reasons: temperatures are usually moderate and soils are moist for maximum freshness plus planting in spring gives the tree a chance to grow all summer and get ready for winter.
The Clinton County Conservation District provides quality leadership, education, and service for the stewardship and conservation of the county’s natural resources.
To contact the Conservation District call 570-726-3798, or visit us on the web at: