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Villa Park celebrates Arbor Day, adds a new tree

Rich Keehner, Tom Cullerton, Greg Gola and Marlon Hummell plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day along Park Avenue near the Prairie Path in Villa Park on April 26.
Rich Keehner, Tom Cullerton, Greg Gola and Marlon Hummell plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day along Park Avenue near the Prairie Path in Villa Park on April 26.

VILLA PARK – Local leaders and members of the Villa Park Forestry and Park Division celebrated Arbor Day last week by planting a new tree in the village.

The tree was planted near the Tot Lot park during a ceremony at the intersection of Villa Avenue and Park Boulevard.

This year, Villa Park received its 28th consecutive recognition as a Tree City USA from the National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

To be eligible for the recognition, a municipality must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program and an Arbor Day observation event.

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