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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Milton to celebrate Arbor Day March 20.

Media Contact:
Jason Wright
jason.wright@cityofmiltonga.us
678-242-2523 (office)
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City to unveil 'Tree City USA' award at Fire Station 41.

MILTON, GA., March 15, 2010 - The City of Milton will celebrate Arbor Day March 20 as city staff, elected officials, volunteers and representatives from the Georgia Forestry Commission plant trees and unveil the city's "Tree City USA" award at Fire Station No. 41 on Arnold Mill Road.

The ceremony, a product of Milton's volunteer Tree Committee and Arborist Mark Law, kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts until noon. The Georgia Forestry Commission will be on hand to give the city its "Tree City USA" awards and raise a flag commemorating the city's dedication to tree preservation.

Fire Station No. 41 will get a few new trees of its own, too, as volunteers plan to plant several in the front and rear yards of the building.

"The 'Tree City USA' designation is a product of our City Council and citizens' commitments to a greener, healthier community, and I was glad to be a part of bringing it to Milton," said Law. "This ceremony will serve as a great example of how our residents care for their environment and are willing to put in the work for a more beautiful home for our firefighters."

Those looking to increase their own commitment to environmentalism and natural beauty can find free bare root tree seedlings at the event, said Law.

Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us, or call 678-242-2500.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Julie for being the only council person at the planting of the tree.