Arbor Day is probably a holiday that passes you by without you even realizing it. In fact, the holiday falls on the third Friday in February every year. For those of you who didn’t even realize February 18th was Arbor Day, you can rest easy because the City of Sandy Springs celebrated for you in the most ideal way to honor the holiday – planting trees. On Friday, February 18, 2011, at 11:30 a.m., the city held a special tree planting ceremony at the corner of Sandy Springs Circle and Cliftwood Drive
Council members planted a total of eight White Oaks, which are shade trees and will increase the tree canopy in the City. Shade trees provide a great environment for growing other plants or just relaxing. There’s no doubt that these eight trees will be great for Sandy Springs’ environment, especially at this intersection so close to the school.
The event was held in conjunction with Trees Sandy Springs, a community initiative that is funded by private donations. Trees Sandy Springs is committed to watering and mulching the trees throughout their early years so the City doesn’t have to take on this expense.
This celebration is just one more example of how city officials do whatever they can to make the city a great place to live. Happy Arbor Day!
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