Jefferson to celebrate its trees || OnlineAthens.com
The Jefferson Heritage Tree Council is hosting the town's inaugural Foliage Fest, a community festival meant to celebrate the town's trees and give Jefferson residents some pointers on how to plant and care for new trees.
The festival, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson City Park, will feature performances by four local bluegrass bands, barbecue and answers to all residents' tree-planting and tree-care questions.
"It's late in the season, but we timed to the festival to be within (tree) planting season," said tree council spokeswoman Mary Dugan.
The tree council, which planted more than 120 trees on city property in 2010, is hosting the part hoe-down, part gardening workshop to provide suggestions on which trees do best in Northeast Georgia's climate and how and where to plant them.