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2017 Arbor Day Ceremony
February 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
This year the Valdosta Tree Commission is hosting a week of activities to celebrate Arbor Day. The event calendar for February 13 – 17, 2017 is listed below and all are invited to attend and show your support.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Event #1: Arbor Week Proclamation
Mayor John Gayle will present a proclamation declaring “Arbor Week” in Valdosta at 10:00 A.M. at City Hall, which is located at 216 E Central Avenue. Representatives will be in attendance from:
City of Valdosta (Tree City USA – 31 years)
Moody Air Force Base (Tree City USA – 18 years)
Georgia Power (Tree Line USA – 9 years)
Valdosta State University (Tree Campus USA – 5 years)
Event #2: Tree Planting to Honor First Responders
A Winged Elm tree will be planted at 11:00 A.M. at McKey Park (corner of N Toombs Street and Roosevelt Drive) in honor of our community First Responders.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Event #1: Tree Planting to Honor Moody Air Force Base
A Trident Maple tree will be planted at 10:30 A.M. at Freedom Park, which is located at 3795 Guest Road, in honor of Moody Air Force Base for all that they do for our community and country.
Event #2: Lunch & Learn: Right Tree Right Place
Jim Wagner and Scott Dawson who are both Certified Arborists / Registered Foresters with Georgia Power will be presenting on the importance of planting the right tree in the right place at the City Hall Annex – Multi Purpose Room, which is located at 300 N Lee Street, at 12:00 P.M. This free 1-hour class will highlight the importance of plant location, species, utility conflicts, and safety. Lunch will be provided and space is limited, so sign up today by contacting Emily Davenport at 229-259-3530.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Free Tree Seedlings
The City will be providing free tree seedlings to the public at the City Hall Annex – Engineering Department (2nd Floor), which is located at 300 N Lee Street from 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Valdosta State University Arbor Day Ceremony
Valdosta State University will be celebrating 5 years as a Tree Campus USA. This year’s event will be hosted at the Whitehead Camellia Garden, which is located on main campus at 10:00 A.M. Parking will be available on Georgia Avenue.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Event #1: City of Valdosta Arbor Day Ceremony
The City of Valdosta will be celebrating 31 consecutive years as a Tree City USA. This year’s event will be hosted at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, which is located at 527 N Patterson Street at 10:00 A.M. The keynote speaker is Charlie Marcus who is a Certified Arborist with Legacy Arborist Services. This year’s tree planting with be a Drake Elm in memory of Molly Huckaby Hardy.
Event #2: Educational Class: Trees &Infrastructure: Making Them Get Along with Each Other
Charlie Marcus who is a Certified Arborist with Legacy Arborist Services will be presenting this free class at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, which is located at 527 N Patterson Street at 1:00 P.M. This free 1-hour class will include information on how to protect trees during construction, minimizing conflicts with trees and infrastructure, and locating tree planting. Space is limited, so sign up today by contacting Emily Davenport at 229-259-3530.
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For more information, please visit http://www.valdostacity.com/2017-arbor-week-celebration or contact Emily Davenport at (229) 259-3530.