City of Dunwoody employees plant trees for Georgia Arbor Day on Feb. 20. (Special)

City of Dunwoody employees plant trees for Georgia Arbor Day on Feb. 20. (Special)

The city of Dunwoody honored Georgia Arbor Day on Feb. 20 by planting a white oak and a green ash tree near the Community Garden at Brook Run Park.

The city was also recognized for the fourth year in a row as one of Georgia’s “Tree City USA” communities by the state Forestry Commission during the organization’s recent 2016 Arbor Day Celebration at Trees Atlanta.

“Trees are very important to our community and to the livelihood of our parks,” said Brent Walker, director of Parks and Recreation at the City of Dunwoody, in a press statement.

“The city adopted a Tree Ordinance in 2012 and annually celebrates Georgia Arbor Day and Arbor Day by planting trees to add shade, beauty and improve the city’s tree canopy for generations to come.”

To earn the title of “Tree City USA,” a city must have a tree board or department, a community tree ordinance, specific spending levels for urban forestry and planned Arbor Day celebrations, according to the city of Dunwoody.

There are 135 Tree City USA communities in Georgia and more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities across the country.

Dunwoody currently has more than 170 acres of green space and parks, according to officials. For more information, visit www.dunwoodyga.gov/parks.

 

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