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Springfield Celebrates Arbor Day: Beautiful Weather and Lots of Smiling Faces

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White Oak Tree to be planted on Arbor Day Credits: Ellen Dickson
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White Oak Tree being planted Credits: Ellen Dickson
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Township Committeewoman Bujnowski and Mayor Stampoulos ceremonial shovel of dirt Credits: Ellen Dickson
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DPW workers completing the task Credits: Ellen Dickson
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Students from Saint James School in attendance Credits: Ellen Dickson
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Township Committeewoman Bujnowski and Linda Donnelly handing out saplings Credits: Ellen Dickson
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Geri Bujnowski, Linda Donnelly, Caroline Ponterio and Jennifer Law Credits: Ellen Dickson
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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Springfield’s annual Arbor Day celebration started with a tree planting at Veteran’s Memorial Park Friday at 10 a.m.  A white oak tree was planted with the help of the Department of Public Works (DPW). Ceremonial shovels of dirt were thrown by Mayor Diane Stampoulos and Township Committeewoman Geri Bujnowski. Committeewoman and Deputy Mayor Maria Vassallo was also in attendance.

Students from St. James School were able to take a short walk to the park on this beautiful spring day. They were very attentive during a brief presentation on the importance of trees to our life and environment.  The students then lined up to choose a sapling to take home and plant. Many varieties of saplings were available including white oak, horse chestnut, and evergreens. Residents who could not attend are welcome to visit the DPW garage and take home a sapling while supplies last.

Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday of the month of April. The first Arbor Day in the United States was originated in Nebraska by J. Sterling Morton. He is credited with helping to plant one million trees in Nebraska.   

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