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City of McVille Celebrated Arbor Day May 15, 2017


The City of McVille celebrated their 20th annual Arbor Day on May 15, 2017. The ceremony began in the City Park at 1 pm. Chairman of the Shade Tree Committee Dennis Stenson emceed the event. The Tree City Proclamation was read by City Auditor Marie Adams. Shade Tree Members Dennis Stenson, Jerry Sand, Don Stein, Richard Urvand and Renae Arneson hosted the event which was open to the public.

Dakota Prairie 5th grade class together with teacher Jason Beglau joined the celebration. Gerri Makay, Community Forestry Manager of the North Dakota Forest Service, provided valuable information regarding tree species and diseases.

Every year the McVille Shade Tree Committee honors someone from the community who has made a significant impact on the City in regard to development of community forestry and the park system. This year's honoree was Renae Arneson. She is the 8th Tree City Honoree chosen for this award.

After serving 27 years as Auditor for the City of McVille (1988 - 2015), Renae is thoroughly enjoying retirement. Throughout her career, and to the present, Renae has shown a keen interest in the City's forestry program; she was instrumental in the establishment of the Shade Tree Committee, of which she is a charter member, and remains an active member, since its formal inception in 1997.

Renae has been ambitious in her role as a member of the Tree Committee, taking special interest in seeking outside funding that would help not only in the purchase and planting of new trees, but also maintenance of the existing tree population throughout the city and its recreational areas. Her success in this effort is certainly evidenced by the purposed and beautiful forestry all around the city.

Renae and her husband Brian reside in McVille, and share an interest and love of the land through their farming operation located a few miles south of the city. When harvest is completed in the fall, and after Renae's retirement, they enjoy traveling and spending more time with their family and grandchildren. Renae and Brian are the proud parents of daughter Lindsay, and son Daniel. Lindsay and her husband, Tanner Corwin, reside in Eagle, Idaho with their two children, Elle and Crew. Dan and his wife, Chanda, and their two children, Elsie and Arlo, live in McVille.

A Japanese Lilac Tree was planted in Renae's honor at the McVille Dam. She will join other honorees that include Robert Bunde, Silar Engebretson, Marvin Hildre, Donald Swenseth, Sherman Quanbeck, Clifford Sateren and Wayne Ressler.

 

Tree Conditions in the McVille Area

McVille Tree City USA 1997-2017

Shade Tree Committee Members include:

Renae Arneson, Charter
Clifford Sateren
Dennis Stenson
Jerry Sand
Don Stein

 


Pictures from 2017 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #8 - Renae Arneson

Renae Arneson
 
2017 Tree Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


Pictures from 2016 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #7 - Wayne Ressler

Wayne Ressler
   
2016 Tree Committee
 
 
 
 
 
 



Pictures from 2015 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #6 - Clifford Sateren

Clifford Sateren
   
Don Stein, Renae Arneson, Dennis Stenson, Clifford Sateren, Jerry Sand
2015 Tree Committee



Pictures from 2014 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #5 - Sherman Quanbeck

   
   

 


Pictures from 2013 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #4 - Don Swenseth

2013 Arbor Day Group
Mayor Addressing Group
Swenseth Family
Planting the Tree
Tree & Sign - Don Swenseth
Dick, John and Warren Swenseth

 


Pictures from 2012 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #3 - Marvin Hildre

Spencer, Marv, & Steph Hildre
Planting Birch Tree
Planting Birch Tree
   
Marvin with Birch Tree
   

 


Pictures from 2011 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #2 - Silas Engebretson

Tree City Arbor Day
Silas and Harriet Engebretson
 
   

 


Pictures from 2010 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
McVille Tree City Honoree #1 - Robert Bunde

Geri McKay demonstrates tree planting
Students plant trees
Tree City Arbor Day
Group views 100+ Cottonwood
Honorary Tree for Robert Bunde
Group plants tree for Robert Bunde
Mayor reads proclamation
Group views 100+ Cottonwood
Geri & Students plant evergreens
 
6th Grade group by tree for Robert Bunde
Completed tree planting for Robert Bunde

 


Pictures from 2009 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration

Compost Tour Pruning Pruning
Compost Tour
Pruning
Pruning
Pruning Arbor Day Tree Planting  
Pruning
Part of the group attending Arbor Day 2009
Mayor Robert Stanley and Sharon
Tree Members: Dennis Stenson, Silas Engebretson, Clifford Sateren, Lynn Kinneberg and Renae Arneson.  Citizens  Betty Ann Bina and Norma Trost

McVille was also honored at a Horticultural Tour held at the NDSU Research Center in Carrington June 10th.  Members Silas Engebretson, Clifford Sateren, and Renae Arneson attended with Mayor Stanley and his wife, Sharon, and Mrs. Lorene Sateren.

Clifford and Lorene Sateren

Renae

Mayor Stanley, Sharon Stanley, Silas Engebretson


Pictures from 2007 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day Gathering Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting
Geri Opens the Program
Geri Gets A Tree Ready to Plant
Kinneberg Trimming A Tree
Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting
Mayor Plants A Tree
Tree Committee
Tree Committee

Pictures from 2006 Tree City Arbor Day Celebration
Arbor Day Gathering Arbor Day Tree Planting Arbor Day Tree Planting
  Arbor Day Tree Planting  

 

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