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City of McVille to Celebrate Arbor Day May 14, 2015

The McVille Shade Tree Committee and City of McVille will celebrate their 18th Annual Arbor Day on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The event begins at 1 PM in City Park on Main Street where City officials, friends and family will gather for a brief ceremony. The Tree City Proclamation will be read and the event will also honor Clifford Sateren for his dedicated service on the Shade Tree Committee. Following the ceremony, everyone is invited to gather at the walking/biking path that leads to the McVille Dam recreation area, where a tree will be planted in Mr. Sateren's honor. The walking tour will be joined by Dakota –Prairie 5th Grade Class. Along the way various species of trees will be identified in addition to the age of the trees.

Arborist Sharon Bartels from the ND Community Forestry Program will be on hand to guide the group and also answer any questions property owners may have in regard to their trees. To conclude the Arbor Day celebration, everyone is invited to gather back at City Park for refreshments and a time of visiting.

2015 Honoree Clifford Sateren is a long-serving member of the Tree Committee, and throughout his years as a resident of McVille, he has remained an enthusiastic and active volunteer in the maintenance and improvement of the City's forestry. He has donated many hours of his time in helping to develop an area west of the McVille Dam of which the City of McVille received a grant in 2013. The City was also honored with Nelson County Conservation Award in 2014 for this area. Prior to retirement, Clifford worked at the grain elevator in McVille as well as other elevators in the area. Clifford and his wife Lorene, have resided in McVille for approximately 20 years, where they raised their family of four children; and now, in retirement, Clifford and Lorene enjoy traveling to visit their children and grand-children in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Bismarck, North Dakota.

Being planted this year in honor of Clifford Sateren, and added as the 6th Honoree Tree in a row along the McVille Dam walking/biking path, will be a Spring Snow Crab tree, chosen by Clifford not only because of its beautiful bright green glossy foliage and fragrant white flowers that bloom in the Spring, but also because it is winter-hardy and low-maintenance, and should do well in this area. His tree joins trees planted in honor of Robert Bunde, Silas Engebretson, Marvin Hildre, Donald Swenseth and Sherman Quanbeck.

Please join us for the fun event and walking tour and in the celebrating of McVille Arbor Day 2015!

 

Tree Conditions in the McVille Area

McVille Tree City USA 1997-2013

Shade Tree Committee Members include:

Renae Arneson, Charter
Clifford Sateren
Dennis Stenson
Jerry Sand
Don Stein

 


Pictures from 2015 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #6 - Clifford Sateren

Clifford Sateren
   
Don Stein, Renae Arneson, Dennis Stenson, Clifford Sateren, Jerry Sand
2015 Tree Committee



Pictures from 2014 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #5 - Sherman Quanbeck

   
   

 


Pictures from 2013 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #4 - Don Swenseth

2013 Arbor Day Group
Mayor Addressing Group
Swenseth Family
Planting the Tree
Tree & Sign - Don Swenseth
Dick, John and Warren Swenseth

 


Pictures from 2012 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #3 - Marvin Hildre

Spencer, Marv, & Steph Hildre
Planting Birch Tree
Planting Birch Tree
   
Marvin with Birch Tree
   

 


Pictures from 2011 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #2 - Silas Engebretson

Tree City Arbor Day
Silas and Harriet Engebretson
 
   

 


Pictures from 2010 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #1 - Robert Bunde

Geri McKay demonstrates tree planting
Students plant trees
Tree City Arbor Day
Group views 100+ Cottonwood
Honorary Tree for Robert Bunde
Group plants tree for Robert Bunde
Mayor reads proclamation
Group views 100+ Cottonwood
Geri & Students plant evergreens
 
6th Grade group by tree for Robert Bunde
Completed tree planting for Robert Bunde

 


Pictures from 2009 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration

Compost Tour Pruning Pruning
Compost Tour
Pruning
Pruning
Pruning Arbor Day Tree Planting  
Pruning
Part of the group attending Arbor Day 2009
Mayor Robert Stanley and Sharon
Tree Members: Dennis Stenson, Silas Engebretson, Clifford Sateren, Lynn Kinneberg and Renae Arneson.  Citizens  Betty Ann Bina and Norma Trost

McVille was also honored at a Horticultural Tour held at the NDSU Research Center in Carrington June 10th.  Members Silas Engebretson, Clifford Sateren, and Renae Arneson attended with Mayor Stanley and his wife, Sharon, and Mrs. Lorene Sateren.

Clifford and Lorene Sateren

Renae

Mayor Stanley, Sharon Stanley, Silas Engebretson


Pictures from 2007 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day Gathering Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting
Geri Opens the Program
Geri Gets A Tree Ready to Plant
Kinneberg Trimming A Tree
Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting
Mayor Plants A Tree
Tree Committee
Tree Committee

Pictures from 2006 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day Gathering Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting
  Arbor Day Tree Planting  

 

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