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Responsibilities & Activities


Arbor Day celebrations -
The first Arbor Day was observed on April 10, 1872 as a day to plant trees and to celebrate all that trees do for us:  prevent soil erosion, serve as a wind barrier, and provide shelter and shade, to name a few.  Today, Arbor Day is officially celebrated on the last Friday in April.

Since 2001, the Alpine EC has celebrated Arbor Day with activities such as distributions of seedlings (over 3,800 of them!), tree plantings, and educational posters. Additionally, since 2012, Alpine public school teachers have facilitated artistic expressions by students regarding the significance of Arbor Day and the benefits of trees.

2024 Arbor Day Events

In keeping with tradition, the Alpine School created Arbor Day Themed Posters. Our sincere thanks to the Alpine School children and staff for their thoughtful and creative participation in observing Arbor Day over the years.

Also to celebrate Arbor Day, members of Alpine's EC joined Mayor Tomasko, other borough officials, guests/residents, and members of the DPW for planting of an evergreen at the Church Street Green.

The history behind this year's planting: The tree was once a seedling that was initially distributed by the EC to a recipient who potted it and then cared for it over the course of many years. In 2024 it was returned to the EC and planted in the Church Street Green for all to enjoy.


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Potted over the years:
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At the planting event:
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For more information on Arbor Day, visit the Arbor Day Foundation website at:

Other trees in progress . . .

Seedling planted 2008;
Photo taken 2010

Seedling planted 1986;
Photo taken 2005

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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now”
~Chinese proverb

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