A press release from the Village of Lakewood:
Village Celebrates Arbor Day
The Village of Lakewood will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration on Friday, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.
This year, the Village will be planting a Red Maple.
According to the Arbor Day Foundation, these trees bring color to the landscape year-round. Green stems turn red in winter, new leaves are red-tinged, turning to green.
Fall color is deep red or yellow. Flowers are also red.
The tree is fast growing and tolerant of many soils, growing as high as 40′ to 60′, with a 40′ spread.
Residents are encouraged to support the Village’s continued efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, as well as to plant more trees to promote the well-being of this and future generations.
For further information, please contact Lakewood Village Hall at 815/459-3025 between 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.