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Bedford Reviving Celebration of Arbor Day
(Tuesday, May 3/2005)-- Bedford’s newly formed Tree Committee is reviving the celebration of Arbor Day this year and will host a ceremony this Saturday to mark the occasion.
This year, 900 seedlings will be given away for planting in the Bedford community. Landscape Nova Scotia will plant a tree in memory of the late Grant Mosher, who was a driving force in the industry. Mr. Mosher was the father of HRM Councillor Linda Mosher.
Residents are invited to attend the ceremony at the Moir’s Information Centre. Coffee and doughnuts, as well as drinks for the children, will be served following the planting.
During the years 1989 to1995, the former Town of Bedford planted more than 40,000 seedlings in total on Arbor Days. Tree varieties ranged from White Pine to Red Spruce. Many of these trees can be seen in the community today.
Arbor Day is a tradition dating back to 1872. This year marks the 133rd year of celebration of Arbor Day, first proposed by J. Sterling Morton. Arbor Day is officially celebrated on April 29 each year, but many northern locales, such as Nova Scotia, move the date back a week or two to coincide with warmer weather.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2005
Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Moir’s Information Centre, Bedford Highway, opposite the Sobey’s Store At the Hammond’s Plains Road intersection.
Councillor Len Goucher