It was a beautiful morning to plant a tree on the Capitol’s south west lawn in celebration of Arbor Day, Nebraska’s home grown holiday. Dignitaries from the Nebraska Forest Service and the Arbor Day Foundation joined Lt. Governor Mike Foley in celebrating Arbor Day at the Capitol.
Nebraska State Forester John Erixson encourages the St. Mary's students to appreciate all the benefits trees provide in our lives.
Hanna Pinneo, Conservation Educator with the Nebraska Forest Service, educates the St. Mary's Students about the care of the seedling trees they will receive at the end of the program.
Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe speaks about the heritage of Nebraska's early tree planters, and our need to carry on the tree planting traditions of Nebraska.
With Capitol Administrator Bob Ripley looking on Lt. Governor Mike Foley reads Governor Pete Ricketts' Arbor Day Proclamation.
St. Mary's Students
The Capitol's Arbor Day ceremony concluded with a group photo of the students and dignitaries.