By Senators Anderson and Fraser


         WHEREAS, It is customary that the second Wednesday in April each year be designated as Arbor Day; and


         WHEREAS, Arbor Day is a traditional day for the  planting of trees and shrubs by many citizens in the State of Washington; and


         WHEREAS, Arbor Day is a symbolic day to recognize the importance of trees and

shrubs to the environment, to neighborhoods and communities, to our state's agricultural and timber-based economy, and the importance of continued regeneration of our renewable resources; and


         WHEREAS, The State of Washington is appropriately called the Evergreen State due to the existence and special significance that trees and plants contribute to jobs, natural beauty, environment, and quality of life to our citizens; and


         WHEREAS, By observing Arbor Day every year our citizens can appreciate and express thanksgiving for our state's natural resources, the full range of benefits that are provided from trees and shrubs in the state, and the importance of planting trees and shrubs throughout the year;


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate hereby proclaim April 14, 1993, as Arbor Day and encourage residents to plant a tree or shrub and celebrate this day.



I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1993-8633,

adopted by the Senate April 14, 1993.





Secretary of the Senate