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      Scouts celebrate Arbor Day

      Arbor Day, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, plant trees, dig holes, gardening, help community.

      Local Boy and Girl Scouts celebrated Arbor Day Friday in Escanaba. This is the 135th Annual Arbor Day.

      The scouts planted trees at Ludington Park. They got their hands dirty, by digging holes for the young trees being planted.

      It was a chilly morning for gardening work. Girl Scouts from Soo Hill, Troupe 5240 were there.

      "We're excited to come help and plant trees. We like to help our community," Fiona and Stormy Vermote.

      The scouts had help moving the young trees into the ground. This is the 13th year Escanaba has received the "Tree City USA" certification.

      Requirements for this designation are a community forestry program, a tree management program, a community tree ordinance and the observance of Arbor Day.

      Arbor Day is a national holiday that acknowledges the importance of trees and plants in our daily lives.