It rained on Arbor Day to greet the new Kent Center School tree

A winner from each grade was chosen for their recycling themed posters. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — Arbor Day (which was celebrated this year on Friday, April 26) has special significance  in Kent. It was here  in the  town’s historic Flanders district that Dr.  Birdsey Northrup had his home. 

Though the first “modern” Arbor Day was held in Spain in 1805, it was Northrup who is credited with globalizing the holiday in 1883 and campaigning to make it a nationwide celebration. 

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