By Jessica Mathews /

The City of South Lyon has been designated a “Tree City USA” community for 22 years.

The City recently hosted a tree planting ceremony on Arbor Day. Mayor Pro-Tem Stephen B. Kennedy read the City’s Arbor Day proclamation aloud and planted a Green Mountain Maple Tree in Volunteer Park off North Dixboro Road.

The event was sponsored by the City’s Department of Public Works.

Officials said trees are a renewable resource and have many benefits including reducing erosion, cleaning the air, increasing property values and beautifying areas.

In the signed proclamation, Mayor Pro-Tem Kennedy urged all to plant and care for trees to “gladden the heart and promote the well-being of this and future generations”.