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Friday, March 02, 2012

Milton to hold tree appreciation events March 10, 17.

By Accessmilton.com

The City of Milton, Tree City USA designee by the Arbor Day Foundation, will offer two tree appreciation events Saturday, March 10 and 17, as part of its commitment to maintain the city's natural beauty.

The first, held at Bell Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to noon, is a component of the city's current tree inventory. Two consulting arborists from Davey Resource Group, along with city staff, will be on site to discuss proper tree care, mulching, pruning, signs of disease, tree species identification and answer any questions the public might have about the tree inventory.

This project is funded by the Georgia Forestry Commission's Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program and is the first step towards getting the information needed for a tree management and maintenance plan.

The second event will take place at Bethwell Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon for Arbor Day. Volunteers and city staff will prune trees, plant new trees and flowers, mulch and put in a new fence.

For more information on either of these events, please contact City Planner Michele McIntosh-Ross at 678-242-2538 or michele.mcintosh-ross@cityofmiltonga.us or City Arborist Mark Law at 678-242-2552 or mark.law@cityofmiltonga.us .

Funds for this project were provided by the Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-A, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice or TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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