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MCVILLE TO CELEBRATE ARBOR DAY May 21


The City of McVille celebrated their 21st Annual Arbor Day on Monday, May 21, 2018. The ceremony began in the City Park at 10 am. City Auditor Chanda Arneson will opened the event by the reading of the Tree City Proclamation. Shade Tree Members Dennis Stenson, Jerry Sand, Don Stein, Renae Arneson and Richard Urvand will host the event open to the public.
Dakota Prairie 5th grade class together with teacher Jason Beglau joined the celebration for a guided walking tour from the Main Street City Park to the McVille Dam and Campground Area. Gerri MacKay of the North Dakota Community Forestry Program lead the group in identifying tree species, diseases and proper pruning techniques.
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, the park system and the City. This year’s honoree was Richard Urvand. Rick is the 9th Tree City Honoree chosen for this award.
Richard Urvand served on the McVille City Council for 12 consecutive years of 1989 to 2002 and filled an unexpired term in 2014. He also served on the McVille Shade Tree Board in early years of development and most recently from 2015 to present. During his years of service to this community Richard proved to be a reliable and an involved member of projects and programs developed during these years. Rick’s attention to detail and network of contacts during this time proved to be key in maintaining and developing McVille to the viable community it is today. Richard was also employed as Nelson County Highway Department Superintendent for many years and recently retired from this position. There was scarce a situation that Rick did not know the status of the Nelson County roads. Rick also served as the Nelson County Weed Manager. He was the recipient of awards for his service there as well. Richard is a veteran serving in the US Army from 1966-1968,including combat service in the Vietnam War.
Richard and his wife Dianne have lived in the McVille area their entire life. They raised 2 children, a son Lynn Urvand, Fargo, ND and daughter Tricia Urvand Hoyt, Park Rapids, MN. The Urvands have two grandsons, Cameron and Collin Hoyt of Park Rapids, MN.
A tree was planted in Rick’s honor upon arrival at the McVille Dam following the opening ceremony at the Main Street City Park this Arbor Day. He joined other honorees that included Robert Bunde, Silas Engebretson, Marvin Hildre, Donald Swenseth, Sherman Quanbeck, Clifford Sateren, Wayne Ressler and Renae Arneson.

 

Tree Conditions in the McVille Area

McVille Tree City USA 1997-2017

Shade Tree Committee Members include:

Renae Arneson, Charter
Dennis Stenson
Jerry Sand
Don Stein
Richard Urvand

 


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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