SANDY SPRINGS CELEBRATES ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF ARBOR DAY AS A TREE CITY USA FEBRUARY 23RD

  • Date: 02/23/2018 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Introduction: Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that the "creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." In celebration of its tenth year as a Tree City USA and in honor of Arbor Day, the City of Sandy Springs will give away tree saplings as well as plant a tree to commemorate the day.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that the “creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”  In celebration of its tenth year as a Tree City USA and in honor of Arbor Day, the City of Sandy Springs will give away tree saplings as well as plant a tree to commemorate the day.  The tree planting will take place beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at the Abernathy Oak Trees, located at Abernathy Road and Wright Road (the entrance to the Whispering Pines neighborhood). 

  

 “One acorn, one sapling. Adding something as simple as one can make a tremendous difference in the lifeline of our tree canopy, said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.      

 

City leaders have added a tree in commemoration of Arbor Day since the City’s incorporation in 2005. The City was first named a Tree City USA in 2008 and has kept the designation since. This year, an oak tree will be planted to mark Arbor Day.  

 

Established more than 100 years ago, Arbor Day celebrates and promotes the planting and care of trees.  National Arbor Day is celebrated in April, with the State of Georgia’s celebration of trees held in February to align with the region’s planting season. The Georgia General Assembly proclaimed Georgia’s first Arbor Day in 1890.

 

In January, the City planted more than 200 native trees and shrubs at the Riverside Bluff in partnership with Trees Atlanta.   Willow Oak and Dogwood saplings will be given away to residents who attend the Arbor Day event.

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