Kids help plant tree during Arbor Day celebration at Myrick Park

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Friday is Arbor Day, and La Crosse¬† is taking part in the holiday’s efforts.

The city’s parks and recreation department helped put on the 33rd annual Arbor Day celebration at Myrick Park.

Mayor Mitch Reynolds read a proclamation about Arbor Day and its significance.

Kids also helped plant a tree.

“By planting trees, we’re providing and helping out with clean air, providing habitat for wildlife, and just overall making the community a lot better,” parks and forestry coordinator Tracy Rudi said.

Rudi says the tree was donated by the Hill and Valley Garden club.