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The inspiration for the first Arbor Day was conceived by the journalist J. Sterling Morton. The plains of Nebraska needed wood for fuel and building materials. The new cities in the plains needed trees for shade, protection from wind, and to those accustomed to the beauty and serenity of forests it was a needed extra comfort for those families far from home. Morton planted his first tree and two years later the first official Arbor Day was declared by the Governor in 1874.

This holiday in honor of the future has been in our hearts and minds since Missouri officially observed Arbor Day for the first time in 1886. Missouri’s efforts in tree planting and concern for the environment grew into a statewide effort which created the Department of Conservation.

Trees are a renewable resource, not a replaceable one, so we must all do our part by managing the trees we have and planting new ones. Missouri has millions of acres of forests in our state and private forests which provide clean water, wildlife habitat, wood products, all while providing a place enjoyed by all. The trees in our communities are just as important by shading our home saving energy costs, using and clean rain water before it enters streams and lakes with street runoff pollutants, and slowing traffic and keep pedestrians safe.

2012 is the 75th anniversary of the Department of Conservation and through these years of efforts we have reached out to help every person and every tree to make Missouri the best place to live, work, and play. Therefore I urge every Missourian to observe Arbor Day for the protection and conservation of our trees and natural resources by planting a tree for you and all of us.


Owners and employees of Timberline Professional Tree Care spent much of their holiday weekend volunteering at Living Well Village, a local camp committed to creating healthier individuals and family units through experiential learning throughout the life cycle.

Timberline arborists and laborers were tasked with removing several hazardous trees that were threatening to demolish the camp’s nature center. The largest tree was an ancient White Oak, towering 100 feet above the ground and nearly 40 inches across at the base.

“The people at Living Well have given everything to help those that are in need,” says Ben Barnett, co-owner of Timberline. “It’s part of our responsibility as business owners to support our local community and to help those who help others.” He continues, “This is our second round of removing hazardous trees at the camp; they’re great people and it’s just the right thing to do.”

Timberline donated approximately 34 man-hours of labor as well as an aerial lift truck, dump trucks, trailers and miscellaneous tools to remove and dispose of the trees. Approximate value of the work performed was $3,000.