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Hanscom to Celebrate Arbor Day – April 27th –

The following information was taken from the Hanscom Air Force Base website http://www.hanscom.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123298493 and was written by Nick Bonard Civil Engineering on 4/18/2012

For the 25th consecutive year, Hanscom is celebrating Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony organized by 66th Air Base Group Civil Engineering.
This year, Hanscom will plant two pear trees along Eglin Street. Their location will continue last year’s efforts to transform Eglin Street into a tree-lined avenue. The new trees will provide shade, color and numerous environmental benefits to the area, according to CE.
Traditionally, Arbor Day is held on the last Friday in April and is meant to celebrate all the ways in which trees enrich people’s lives. Trees at Hanscom help to clean the air, conserve soil, moderate temperature and bring nature into a person’s daily life. Trees are a vital component of the base’s infrastructure, providing both environmental and economic benefits.
Arbor Day also provides an opportunity for participants to act on the lessons of environmental stewardship by planting trees that can be enjoyed by many generations to come.
This year’s tree planting ceremony will take place on Friday, April 27, at 1 p.m., rain or shine, on the east side of Eglin Street, across from the clinic. To help celebrate the event, all personnel working at Hanscom are invited to attend alongside local youth from Hanscom Middle School and Col. Stacy L. Yike, 66th Air Base Group commander.
For further information about Arbor Day or the tree planting ceremony, call            781-225-2942.

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