SISTERS, OR – In celebration of National Arbor Day, the Sisters brokerage team of Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty delivered 80 pine seedlings to Sisters Elementary School. The donation, on May 2, was on behalf of the kindergarten and one 4th grade class. On hand to present the trees were Patty Cardoni (Principal Broker and Manager of Cascade Sotheby’s Farm, Ranch & Vineyards Division), Mark Morzov, Ellen Wood and Suzanne Carvlin, Brokers with the local Sisters office.
Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. In fact, the tree has appeared throughout history and literature as the symbol of life. As a formal holiday, it was first observed as far back as 1872. Pioneer Julius Sterling Morton, editor of Nebraska’s first newspaper utilized his forum to profess his enthusiasm for trees. Morton’s ideas about environmental stewardship encouraged everyone to set aside a specific day to plant trees. Morton was quoted as saying, “The cultivation of flowers and trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see this culture become universal.” Let’s get together and celebrate the importance of trees!
The trees, 14″ Ponderosa Pine saplings, were purchased from the Arbor Day Foundation for the children to plant in their backyards with their families. Mylee Card, both a teacher, as well as the mom, of a student attending Sisters Elementary School offered high praise for the donation, “Thank you so much for the trees yesterday! The kids were so excited! My son being one of them, had it planted by the time I got home, in the perfect spot!”
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