Arbor Day 2023

Event details

  • Friday | April 28, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Village of Put-in-Bay Tree Commission Site-between post office and employee housing.
At the urging and determination of Julius Sterling Morton, the first Arbor DayCelebration was held on April 10, 1874, in Nebraska. At that time, Nebraska was a treeless and dusty state.
The idea to plant trees and celebrate trees caught on and celebrations were held in other nearby states and eventually across the United States.
The state of Nebraska named Arbor Day a state holiday and changed the date to Mr. Morton’s birthday, April 22. Richard Nixon named Arbor Day as a national holiday that would be celebrated on the last Friday in April.
Continuing that tradition, Put-in-Bay‘s 14th Arbor Day Celebration will take place on Friday, April 28, 2023, at 4:00 pm, at the Village Arbor Day site adjacent to the Put-in-Bay Post Office. The Council of the Village of Put-in-Bay has allocated funds for Arbor Day expenses. During the celebration, members of the community
will plant two trees: a Bur Oak and an American Sycamore.
Wood from the Bur Oak is used for flooring, fence posts, cabinets, and barrels. Acorns can be eaten boiled and raw. Native Americans used the bark to treat wounds, sores, and rashes.
Wood from the Sycamore Tree is used for butcher’s blocks, boxes and crates, furniture, and musical instruments.
Put-in-Bay, Ohio, has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to the goals and principles of the Arbor Day Foundation: a tree commission, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
Members of the Village of Put-in-Bay Tree Commission are Lisa Brohl, Kelly Faris, and Kendra Koehler.