Living in a green neighborhood is good for your health. Trees and other urban plants remove pollutants from the atmosphere, reduce stress, and support better overall mental health. In fact, being around more trees can make you feel as healthy as someone seven years younger, according to a new study in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.
Whereas The city of St. Regis Park , Kentucky, values trees as an important natural resource;
Whereas The city values the biological diversity of trees, and their role in providing air, water, and soil protection, filtering pollutants, and providing habitat;
Whereas The city values well-selected and maintained trees to contribute to property values and decreased energy costs;
Whereas The city’s vision is a city with an appropriately full and healthy tree canopy;
Whereas The Tree Board and its city arborist support the mayor and city council in providing information, education, and incentives for maintaining existing trees, developing a healthy tree canopy, and planting new trees.
Whereas Arbor Day is celebrated throughout the United States and throughout the world;
NOW THEREFORE, I Brant Davis Mayor of the City of St. Regis Park. Do hereby proclaim that the 4th Saturday of April will be celebrated as Arbor Day, beginning April 25, 2015,
And I urge all citizens to plant and care for trees to promote the well-being of future generations.
Dated this 7th day of July in the year 2015
We thought that you might want a few more details about the newly planted trees given to the City of St. Regis Park through the courtesy and generosity of Jim and Mary Wallitsch and the Wallitsch Nursery and Garden Center, and a bonus tree provided by Ecotech through the Kentucky League of Cities secured by Councilman Talbott Allen.