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Joliet named Tree City USA for 26th year

4/17/2017, 11:50 a.m.
The National Arbor Day Foundation recently recognized the City of Joliet as “Tree City USA” for the 26th consecutive year.
First place Tree City USA poster winner Kassandra Palmerin winning entry. Kassandra Palmerin

The National Arbor Day Foundation recently recognized the City of Joliet as “Tree City USA” for the 26th consecutive year.

Joliet also earned its seventh ‘Growth Award’ for extending a 7-year tree growing contract to 10 years as well as for its tree planting efforts sponsored by a Canadian National grant.

The city will celebrate Arbor Day with an official celebration on Friday, April 28, at 9:00 a.m. at Pershing Elementary School, 251 N. Midland Avenue.

Third and fourth grade students will participate with a tree planting ceremony.

Winners of the “Trees Are Terrific” Arbor Day poster contest from Pershing School are:

• First Place—Kasandra Palmerin

• Second Place—Dulce Campos

• Third Place—Liliana Alvarez

Honorable Mentions:

• Dahlia Rosales

• Allison Costa

The winning posters will be displayed at Joliet City Hall, 150 W. Jefferson, from April 18 through Arbor Day on April 28.

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Dulce Campos

Tree City USA poster winner Dulce Campos' 2nd place entry.

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Liliana Alvarez

Tree City USA poster winner Liliana Alvarez' 3rd place winning entry.

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Allison Costa

Tree City USA poster entry by Allison Costa--honorable mention

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Dahlia Rosales

Tree City USA poster winner Dahlia Rosales' honorable mention entry.