An Arbor Day event is scheduled for Friday afternoon on the front grounds of the Sedalia Municipal Building.

The City of Sedalia says the event begins at 4:00 on Friday, April 5. The Municipal Building is located at 200 S. Osage Ave.

Everyone is invited to attend and learn more about the history of Sedalia’s participation in the Tree City USA Program and the City’s recognition for 10 years of designation as a Tree City.

There are four standards for accomplishing Tree City USA recognition, which includes the community having a Tree Board, adoption of a Tree Care Ordinance, a community forestry program of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day proclamation annually along with an event such as the one planned for Friday.

Mr. Kim Graves, Tree Board Chairman, will host the afternoon’s event. Annually, as part of the Arbor Day Celebration, the City’s Tree Board and City staff have worked with the Missouri Department of Conservation to distribute trees to local businesses.

In 2018, over 1,000 trees were distributed to Bothwell Regional Health Center, Interstate Studio and Publishing, Maxion Wheels and Waterloo Industries, Inc.

In 2019, the City says approximately 800 seedlings will be distributed to local businesses for planting in the community.

Sedalia is proud of its designation as a Tree City USA. For more information about Arbor Day activities, call the Public Works Department at 827-3000, ext. 1166.