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Georgia Arbor Day


Happy Friday! Today, along with being the conclusion of Founder’s Week, is Georgia Arbor Day, which is celebrated on the third Friday of February as the state arbor day. This week there have been several ways to celebrate, with the Tree Planting Ceremony this morning through the Center for Sustainability, as well as with a tree drive February 20th, as noted below.

Join the City of Decatur to celebrate Arbor Day on February 20. The drive-through seedling giveaway will held at Legacy Park 500, South Columbia Drive, from 11 a.m- 2 p.m. Get your tree seedlings to plant in your yard, at a community center, or for youth group projects in the city.

Options include: Oaks – live, cherrybark, willow, and sawtooth
Understory trees – blackhaw, persimmon, and dogwood

The first 200 city residents will receive a free bicentennial tree and an official bicentennial birth certificate as part of the thousand trees by 2023 project!

To participate, see more info here.

Posted in The Irvine 2/18/21

Additionally, you can take a tour of the Agnes Scott Arboretum, which is described as “Rooted in our college’s history, growing for our community’s future.” The following information is from the Agnes Scott Arboretum webpage.

Throughout the campus of Agnes Scott College, the Agnes Scott Arboretum has a flourish of colors through every season.

If you are touring the arboretum remotely from your computer, use the categories in the sidebar menu to select trees and topics of interest to you.

If you are on campus, look for the plaques located around campus with the Arboretum logo and the QR code. Use the interactive map to create your own tour of the Arboretum or use one of our planned tours by searching by location, tree, or topic.

This QR code will take you directly to the main mobile site. 

The mobile site for the Agnes Scott Arboretum has been optimized for a mobile browser. This allows you to experience the website on the go. See the bottom of the page to switch back and forth between the mobile and full site.

Along with the QR codes, make sure to check out the audio tracks located on each page. Listen to the voices of Agnes Scott alumnae, professors, and community members who have their own individual ties to the campus and its trees.

See the following books from McCain Library to learn more about trees in Georgia and access them by placing a hold for pick-up:
Guide to Georgia Trees
Trees of Georgia and adjacent states
Key to Georgia Trees

See the following books from McCain Library that are available as eBooks:
Teaching the Trees: Lessons from the Forest
Wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont

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