Selectmen have laid the ground work for Westborough residents to plant at least tree saplings again this spring.
Selectmen this past week approved a proclamation encouraging residents to observe Arbor Day on April 26 "by either planting a tree or maintaining existing trees to promote the well being of this and future generations."
Public Works Manager John Walden presented the proclamation for the board's approval.
The tree saplings will be available at the public works department on a first come, first served basis, on April 16, he said.
Past sapling distributions have been "very good," Walden said.
"We've given them all away," he said.
"It's worked out very well."
Walden said he'll explore getting more than 50 saplings this year.
Westborough adopted a tree protection bylaw in 2009, he noted.
The town also "was accepted into the Tree City USA program, which sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters," Walden told selectmen in a Jan. 3 memo.