Celebrating Arbor Day In Twin Falls County


By Joey Martin

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Back in 1872 over million trees were planted in Nebraska marking the first ever Arbor Day in America.

And 141 years later; Twin Falls County is keeping that tradition alive.

This Friday a hand full of arborist gathered inside Rock Creek Park and planted a few trees in honor of Arbor Day.

Twin Falls County Commissioners, County Employees and a group of caring citizens showed up to take part in the planting.

For the past 6 years the Twin Falls County has taken part in the Tree City USA program.

Making the county one of only 2 counties nation–wide that is considered a "Tree County".

“You know the more trees we can plant will help reduce the carbon in the air and convert that carbon into oxygen. It creates shade so you help cool the surface of the planet or the city streets or around your home. So it’s important that people plant trees.”

The City of Twin Falls also got in on the Arbor Day action this afternoon.

The Parks and Recreation Department along with city staff planted 4 trees inside Harrison Park.

According to officials, the Twin Falls area has no native species of trees.

Meaning every single tree you see in the area was planted by human hands.

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