Georgia Arbor Day

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February 21, 2014

Georgia Arbor Day is a state holiday that recognizes the importance of planting and caring for trees. It allows us to acknowledge the value of trees in our lives and communities.

The best time to plant trees in Georgia is between the months of November and mid-March. Planting during this time allows trees a chance to become established before the hot, dry period of summer.

Trees Atlanta plants nearly 3,000 trees each year in this city (and in March 2014 we will celebrate having planted 100,000 trees since 1985!). Each Georgia Arbor Day,which is celebrated every year on the third Friday of February, we host several free activities that connect Atlanta citizens with the natural world.

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“We are offering something for everyone this Arbor Day,” said Trees Atlanta’s Co-Executive Director, Greg Levine. “No matter what your age or whether you are a morning or evening person, we’ve got a great way for you to say ‘thank you’ to the trees that make Atlanta home.”

Starting on Thursday, February 20th, Trees Atlanta’s Georgia Arbor Day lineup will include tree planting activities, educational school programs, and a major special speaker event. Check them out here!