The National Arbor Day Foundation recently recognized the City of Joliet for achieving the designation, along with receiving a Growth Award, which recognizes communities with "higher levels of tree care," according to a press release from Joliet City Manager James Hock.
Although Arbor Day is April 25, a celebration is scheduled for Monday, April 21, at Wesmere Elementary School, 2001 Wesmere Parkway, Plainfield. Fifth-graders in teacher Tracy Hood's class will take part in a tree-planting ceremony.
Winners of the "Trees Are Terrific" Arbor Day poster contest from Hood's class are:
- First Place – Maya Ordaz
- Second Place – Anicka Anderson
- Third Place – Brianna June Harris
- Honorable Mention – Hannah Faragoi
The winning posters will be on display in the lobby at Joliet City Hall, 150 W. Jefferson St., through April 25.
For more information on Tree City USA, visitwww.arborday.org/TreeCityUSA.