The Hagerstown Municipal Golf Course will be closed until 4 p.m. on Monday, April 19, weather permitting, for aerification and top-dressing of golf greens.
The course will reopen at 4 p.m. if there are no unforeseen problems.
The City of Hagerstown will be officially celebrating Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 7, at 2 p.m., at City Hall on the North Potomac Street side. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, will present a proclamation in recognition of Arbor Day. Exchange students from Wesel, Germany, will be participating in the ceremony.
Hagerstown has been named Tree City USA by The National Arbor Day Foundation. This is the 14th consecutive year Hagerstown has received this national recognition. To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance.
John Rosenow, The National Arbor Day Foundation's president said, "Trees beautify and lend value to our homes, neighborhoods, parks and business areas. At the same time, those trees conserve energy, help clean the air, protect rivers and streams, and provide a home for wildlife."