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February 24, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Time Details:
10:00 AM
Dade - Georgia Forestry Commission
165 Robert Ryan Jr. Rd.
Trenton, GA 30752
Arbor Day 2020
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Arbor Day Celebration

Monday, February 24, 2020

Please join us for a tree planting as we celebrate Arbor Day! Arbor Day is a day set aside for school, civic clubs, and other organizations, as well as individuals, to reflect on the importance of trees in our state and across our nation. The first Georgia Arbor Day was proclaimed by the Georgia General Assembly in December 1980. 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 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. Every tree planted on Arbor Day helps clean the air and water, beautify neighborhoods, provide homes for wildlife, conserve energy and prevent soil erosion. Arbor Day gives everyone an opportunity to learn about trees and the environmental, social, economic and health benefits they provide to communities.