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Arbor Week 2018 Event Schedule Announced!

National Arbor Day has been celebrated since 1872 with the purpose of reflecting on the importance of trees across our country. Although the National holiday is celebrated in April, Georgia Arbor Day is held on the 3rd Friday of February because it is too warm to plant trees in our corner of the country after March.  Trees Atlanta is excited to announce a full week of activities for you, your family and friends to participate in celebrating our beautiful City in the Forest.  

Monday – Friday, February 12th – 16th
ALL DAYFree Seedling Give-Away
Stop by the TreeHouse (Our back door is on the Eastside Trail between Lake Avenue and Dekalb Avenue!) and pick up a FREE seedling!  We’re giving away Blackgum, Flatwoods Plum, and White Oak seedlings for you to adopt for your own yard or property. Experts will be on hand with planting instructions to ensure a healthy and long life for your tree.
Monday, February 12th 
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM:Thirsty Roots Reading Program
Children ages 2-7 are invited to join the TreeHouse crew for a special Arbor Day themed story and Activity! No registration is necessary.
Tuesday, February 13th
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM: Trees and Electrical Safety Workshop for Tree Industry Professionals
Georgia Power and Georgia Arborist Association present a special full day workshop about this important topic at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center.  Attendees receive 5.5 ISA and CTSP CEU’s.  Learn more about the workshop and register here. 
Wednesday, February 14th
ALL DAYAtlanta Tree Hug Virtual Event
Post a picture hugging your favorite tree and tell us why trees are important to you, or how you are helping to protect and grow our City in the Forest.  Show your picture at the King of Pops Walk Up Window in Inman Park and get a FREE Pop! Be sure to use the tags @TreesAtlanta, @KingofPops, and #ATLTreeHug on Facebook or Instagram to redeem your free pop and spread the word!
Thursday, February 15th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PMMayors Symposium: Managing Threats to our Urban Forest
Meet the new GFC Director, Chuck Williams, and network with north Georgia mayors, city managers and planners, sustainability and tree professionals, and industry leaders.
We’re also excited to present this year’s Tree City USA, Tree Line USA, and Tree Campus USA Award recipients. Mayors attend free!  To learn more and register, click here
Friday, February 16th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AMWestside Arboretum Tour
Come to one of our newest tours on the Atlanta BeltLine, with Winding paths, artwork and murals, and tons of awesome BIG trees!  Space is limited! Learn more here.
Saturday, February 17th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PMTree Planting Projects
Join us as we plant 200 trees in Doraville, Adair Park, Brookhaven, and Dunwoody!  No experience necessary to help grow our City in the Forest! Visit our volunteer page to learn more and register.
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMTree ID Scavenger Hunt at Old Fourth Ward Park
Tree enthusiasts of all ages are invited to participate in a fun filled scavenger hunt to identify trees on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.  We’ll provide everything you need.  Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up soon!

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