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Georgia Arbor Day Sapling Giveaway

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Date:
February 17, 2017
Cost:
Free
Category:
Location:
Trees Atlanta TreeHouse
Phone:
404-458-4515
Address:
112 Krog Street
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Arbor Day is a day set aside for schools, civic clubs, and other organizations, as well as individuals, to reflect on the importance of trees in our state and across our nation. J. Sterling Morton, the father of Arbor Day, initiated the holiday in Nebraska in 1872. He said, “Other holidays repose upon the past; Arbor Day proposes for the future.”


The first Georgia Arbor Day was proclaimed by the Georgia General Assembly in December, 1890. In 1941, the General Assembly set the third Friday in February as the day of our state Arbor Day. While National Arbor Day is the third Friday in April, it is too warm at that time of the year to plant trees in Georgia. Trees should be planted between November and mid-March so they will have a better chance of becoming established before the onset of summer heat.

Stop by the Trees Atlanta TreeHouse on Georgia Arbor Day (February 17th) to pick up your free sapling!*
*While supplies last