From STAFF REPORTS
The Town of Jonesborough and the Tree and Townscape Board will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting and distribution event on Tuesday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at Ardinna Woods Arboretum located at 101 Britt Drive, just off West Main Street. A magnolia tree will be planted to commemorate the event. “Arbor Day gives us a chance to appreciate all that trees do for our communities,” said Matt Townsend, parks and recreation director for the Town of Jonesborough. “The Town is focused on preserving the trees in our community as well as planting new ones to be enjoyed by future generations.”
Jonesborough will also be celebrating 17 years of Tree City USA status. A Tree City USA community achieves Tree City USA designation by meeting four standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.
Founded in 1972, the Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters, and valued partners. Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger. As one of the world’s largest operating conservation foundations, the Arbor Day Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at www.arborday.org.
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