Arbor Day in Georgia is February 20th. Residents of Gwinnett County are celebrating throughout the month. Join us for one of these free events.

Article by Susan Larson, Gwinnett Daily Post. (January 31, 2015)

Berkeley Lake 

For Arbor Day, the Berkeley Lake Conservancy will be planting a native dogwood—Cornus florida “Cherokee Princess” at City Hall. The flowers will give nectar to insects and fall berries will provide food to birds. Our citizens will be able to enjoy its beauty all year. The planting will take place at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 8th at 4040 S. Berkeley Lake Road in Berkeley Lake.

Norcross

Celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree!  The Tree Preservation Board is gifting free oak and maple trees to Norcross residents.  The three gallon container-grown hardwoods are available to the first 30 residents.  Email Julie Foster at juliefoster07@comcast.net to reserve a tree. Join in the Arbor Day tree planting ceremony on Friday, February 20th at the Kaboom community built playground at 321 Price Place near Summerour Middle School.  Two large lacebark elms are being planted to provide much needed shade for the new playground. The ceremony will commence at 9:20 am with the Summerour Middle School Junior Leadership Corp. performing the flag ceremony.  The Summerour Green Team and Art Club will also lend their creativity to the event. Following the tree planting, a reception will be held at the Norcross Welcome Center located at 189 Lawrenceville Street from 10-11 a.m.  The winning artwork from the Arbor Day Poster contest created by Norcross Elementary Students will be displayed. Light refreshments will be served and a Gwinnett County Master Gardener will be on hand to answer questions regarding proper tree planting and the benefits of trees to our environment. 

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