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City of McVille Celebrated Arbor Day May 13, 2016


The City of McVille celebrated their 19th Annual Arbor Day on May 13, 2016. The ceremony began in the City Park at 1 pm. Mayor Doug Stein opened the event by the reading of the Tree City Proclamation. Shade Tree Members Dennis Stenson, Jerry Sand, Don Stein, Renae Arneson and Richard Urvand hosted the event open to the public and was well attended.

Dakota Prairie 5th grade class together with teacher Stacy Luehring joined the celebration and enjoyed an informational program presented by Gerri MacKay of the North Dakota Community Forestry Program. She led the group in identifying tree species, diseases and proper pruning techniques.

Every year the McVille Shade Tree Committee honors someone from the community who has made a significant impact on the City in regard to development of community forestry and the park system. This year's honoree was Wayne Ressler. He is the 7th Tree City Honoree chosen for this award.

Wayne Ressler has served on the McVille Park District for 38 years. Those years include 1974-1983, and 1989 to current year 2016. Wayne has selflessly served as secretary/treasurer for a number of those years. As a member of the Park District he has received little compensation for all his time and supervision and it only seemed proper to honor him in this manner. Through these years Wayne has been part of the complete development of the Football field, the bathrooms and dugouts at the McVille Baseball/Softball Diamond, establishment of the paved bike/running path in 1980 that leads from the east edge of the City to the McVille Dam, development of the McVille Dam and Campground with camping spots, picnic shelters, playground equipment, asphalt paving, and worked with the Shade Tree Committee and fellow Park District members to plant several windbreaks around the various recreational areas. In the past, it was not unusual to see Wayne or his family members maintaining the Park District equipment.

Wayne and his wife Kathy have lived in McVille since 1968, except in 1984-89 when they resided in Arizona. They raised 5 children, Rick, Rodney, Allen, Rory and Amanda. The Resslers own and operate Ressler Storage Facility on Felton Ave, Cedar Ridge Apartments, and a 4-unit Ressler Apartment Complex on Olsgard St. Wayne and Kathy owned and operated Ressler Super Valu for 11 years. Wayne has now worked for Berg Insurance of McVille for 26 years.

A Discovery Elm Tree was planted in Wayne's honor at the McVille Dam. He will join other honorees that include Robert Bunde, Silas Engebretson, Marvin Hildre, Donald Swenseth, Sherman Quanbeck and Clifford Sateren.

Following the ceremony the group enjoyed refreshments sponsored by the City of McVille and served by Joanne Brennan, Deputy City Auditor.

 

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 2016 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #7 - Wayne Ressler

Wayne Ressler
   
2016 Tree Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 



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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