Lowell Celebrates Arbor Day

Jim and Chris Hodges with Jim Reagan Photo courtesy of Bruce Doll

We received the following information from the Lowell Arbor Board.

To celebrate Arbor Day in Lowell, the Lowell Arbor Board planted a red maple tree next to the Englehardt Library on Friday, April 26, 2024.

Photo courtesy of Bruce Doll

The tree planting was also to recognize the civic contributions of Jim Hodges to the City of Lowell. Those include serving on city council for 23 years — including seven years as mayor. He has also been part of the Parks and Recreation Commission, Arbor Board, Flat River Outreach Ministries and is a past president and current member of the Lowell Rotary Club.

Jim and Chris Hodges with Jim Reagan Photo courtesy of Bruce Doll

Lowell is applying to be a Tree City USA. One requirement is to celebrate Arbor Day. Three other requirements include a tree ordinance, an Arbor Board, and an annual budget of at least $2.00 per capita.

The Lowell Arbor Board consists of city residents Dave Moskowitz, Jim Salzwedel, Jim Reagan, Eric Bartkus (representing Lowell City Council), and Perry Beachum (representing Lowell Light & Power). Lowell has been a Tree City USA since 2008.

Front row: Dave Moskowitz, Jim and Chris Hodges, Jim Reagan, Theresa Beachum Back row: Perry Beachum, Diane and Roger LaWarre, Eric and Beryl Bartkus Photo courtesy of Bruce Doll

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