Saturday, February 13, 2010

Long term focus on tree canopy results in recognition as Tree City USA for 11th year; Oxford, GA

City of Oxford prepares for Arbor Day:
OXFORD — The city of Oxford’s Arbor Day celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at George Street Park. Everyone is invited to attend.
The celebration, sponsored by the Oxford Trees, Parks and Recreation Board, will include the reading of an Arbor Day proclamation by Mayor Jerry Roseberry, a demonstration of tree care by Bartlett Tree Service, a children’s activity table sponsored by Oxford College, coffee and donuts, and free seedlings provided by the Covington Service Guild.
At noon, everyone is invited to head over to the pocket park on Bonnell Street for the planting of dogwood seedlings.
Oxford residents and officials have long been concerned with maintaining the historic city’s tree canopy.
“This is Oxford’s 11th year as a Tree City USA,” said City Councilman Hoyt Oliver. “We’ve been (removing) old oaks from Oak Street, but the tree board has been planting more than we’re losing.”

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