Rome celebrates Arbor Day

02/17/17 1 p.m.

From staff reports

It was a picture perfect day for Friday’s Arbor Day celebration that included the dedication of Yoshino cherry trees at Rome’s Clocktower.

Rome has been a Tree City for the past 27 years and has received the Growth Award for the past 10 years.

Because Rome has received the Growth Award for the past 10 years, the city was awarded the Sterling Award. The awards are handed out each year by the Arbor Day Foundation.