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Tree Planting

ARBOR DAYIn 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for planting trees.  This holiday, called Arbor Day, was first observed with the planting of more than a million trees in Nebraska.  Today, Arbor Day is observed throughout the nation and the world.  Grafton celebrates Arbor Day the first Saturday in September in conjunction with the Grafton Parks and Recreation Department.

Dutch Elm Disease continues to threaten our elm trees.  Several times each year our crews survey the entire community for damaged or diseased trees.  In addition, firewood piles are inspected for elmwood.

In the event of an ice or windstorm, the Street Department inspects trees to ensure the safety of those using the streets and sidewalks.