City of Decatur celebrates Arbor Day

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - The City of Decatur hosted an annual Arbor Day tree planting ceremony Friday morning.

Decatur is a 2017 Tree City USA designee.

The ceremony was held at Oak Grove Elementary School with City Forester Randy Callison overseeing it.

Arbor Day celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting. It was first observed in 1872.

Decatur ranks fifth highest of all Illinois communities for the number of years to have received the award.

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