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Mrs. Jacksonville Forestry Queen

I am glad to have joined the Grove. As a part of my platform, I am committed to educating my community about the importance of our forests through conservation and preservation . It is important to save our trees to vitally protect our enviroment from further destruction from wildfires, arson and waste. As community leaders, we must be good stewards of our resources and use them wisely to ensure the trees survive for the future generations.
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Five Ways to Celebrate National Arbor Day

To celebrate National Arbor Day on April 30, you and your family can:

1. Plant a tree. Whether at your home, school, office or place of worship, planting a tree is one of the best ways to commemorate the day. Create a scrapbook of the day’s event by posting a picture of the tree in your Grove photo album.

2. Organize a beautification project in a public space in your community. Almost every community has outdoor area with potential that could use some TLC this spring.

3. Enjoy the outdoors. Visit a local park, take a nature hike, have a picnic or play in the backyard to reconnect with nature.

4. Attend a class on tree and plant care. Your local nursery or home improvement retailer may have classes scheduled for the spring. Contact your state’s forestry council to see if it has any activities planned as well.

5. Read a tree-inspired book. When was the last time your family read The Giving Tree, The Swiss Family Robinson or James and the Giant Peach? Use this day to read a book under the shade of a large tree.

For more ideas like these, visit the Arbor Day Foundation Web site.

[Photo credit: Arbor Day Foundation®]

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Welcome to The Grove

Welcome to our community! What started in 2009 as a small Web site encouraging Georgians to plant trees and protect their urban tree canopy has now turned into social networking community for people across the Southeast. Our goal is to become a place where you can find and share information on how to make your neighborhood and community better – one new tree at a time.

We need your help to make The Grove a success. We want you to share your tree planting stories – and tips you’ve learned along the way – with us and other readers. We would love to hear stories about important events in your life that you commemorated by planting trees.

Please post advice on how you incorporated green practices into your lifestyle so we can use them too. We will share with you interesting tidbits from urban forestry experts across the region. Each state has its own group in the community, so make sure you become a member of your state’s group so you can stay up to date on activities happening in your area.

Also, if you have any advice on how we can make The Grove better, please let us know. Thanks for becoming a part of The Grove.

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Terms of Service

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Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data, or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material; trademarks; trade secrets or other intellectual property rights used without proper authorization; material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws.


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