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Gardnerville celebrates Arbor Day and being a Tree City USA

Editor:

The Town of Gardnerville celebrated the 137th Arbor Day on April 26 at the Heritage Park Garden (across from Heritage Park) on Ezell Street in Gardnerville.

The event was attended by members of the Douglas High Environmental Club Members: Kassidy Freitas, Kelly Hergenrader, Austin Gibson, Trent DeGiovanni, Keaton Fitzhugh, Grant Dunkelman, Joey Swisher, Jeff Williams and their counselor Kris Robison; Main Street Gardnerville Program Manager Paula Lochridge and members Carol Sandmeier, Linda Dibble, Karen Brekas; and Gardnerville Town Manager Tom Dallaire.



A flowering plum tree was planted by Genoa Trees at the future children’s garden site within Heritage Park Gardens which will provide shade and color for all to enjoy.

The members of the environmental club helped build a rockery border around the water ring for protection.



The Town of Gardnerville also celebrated being named 2012 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

This is the 11th year Gardnerville has earned the national designation.

Carol Louthan

on behalf of the Town of Gardnerville