Roselle Park Celebrates Arbor Day
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: April 29, 2014 @ 2:30 PM EDT
The Borough of Roselle Park celebrated National Arbor Day this year with the donation of a Heritage Birch tree to the Roselle Park High School (RPHS). Mayor Joseph Accardi, along with a group of RPHS students, commemorated the event with a short ceremony on Friday morning, April 25th at 10 a.m. in the front of the high school.
To further celebrate Arbor Day, Douglas fir seedlings obtained by the Borough through the New Jersey Community Forestry Program were given out at the closing of the ceremony to the high school students participating in the ceremony as well as the Biology Lab students for planting at their homes.
National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April. Originally started in Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, with its inaugural date of April 10th, the 142 year old tradition began in schools throughout the nation in 1882.