Students at Wolfpit Elementary School planted a maple tree on Friday as Mayor Rilling proclaimed April 25th as Arbor Day for the city of Norwalk.
"I Harry W. Rilling, mayor of the city of Norwalk, do hereby proclaim, Friday, April 25, 2014 as Arbor Day in the city of Norwalk and in doing so urge all citizens to support efforts to care for our trees and woodlands to support our city's urban forest improvement project for the well being of present and future generations in Norwalk."
Each year the Norwalk Tree Advisory Committee, the Norwalk Tree Alliance and Norwalk Public Schools conduct an Arbor Day Celebration at an elementary school and plant a tree.
"It's a day to plant trees and be happy for all the nature around me," said one student.
Students were also joined by Superintendent Dr. Manuel Rivera, and Doubletree Hotel General Manager Gerardo Guerrero.
"Some of us tend to think of it as providing shade," said Superintendent Dr. Manuel Rivera. "When we get fuel and it takes care of our homes, there are so many different uses for our trees that you have to be very respectful of and take care of, and manage our trees."
"The trees give us oxygen and they're also very beautiful for the community."
"We use it for things like paper and pencils and many other things."