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Judge Fields Signs Arbor Day Proclamation

Forest ranger Susan Nightingale (left) and forester Chris Oelschlager (right) are present as Judge Executive David Fields signs an Arbor Day Proclamation.

Butler County Judge Executive David Fields signed a proclamation declaring April 4, 2014, Arbor Day in Butler County and encouraged all citizens to participate in the observance of the day by planting trees to beautify the Commonwealth and to focus attention on the great natural resource—our forests.
According to the proclamation the Commonwealth is blessed with diverse forests that extend from the hardwood forests of the east to the cypress sloughs of the west. Trees are a sustainable resource providing significant environmental and economic benefits to Kentuckians. Kentucky’s forest products are a 9.9 billion dollar green industry employing over 27,000 people.  Trees enhance air quality, purify water resources, protect soil, supply a source of renewable energy and provide valuable wildlife habitat. Forests offer a place of recreation and solace.  Trees and healthy forests enhance the quality of life for all Kentuckians and provide future generations with a more beautiful Kentucky.

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