Held on the third Friday of February, Georgia State Arbor Day ” is a day set aside for schools, civic clubs, and other organizations, as well as individuals, to reflect on the importance of trees in our state and across our nation.”
While “National Arbor Day” is celebrated on the third Friday in April, that’s a little late in the season to plant trees in Georgia, so we celebrate a little earlier, so that tree plantings can be part of the celebration, and so they have a chance to get established before the summer heat sets in.
We love that every tree planted on Arbor Day helps clean the air and water, beautifies our gorgeous city—including our yards—provides homes for wildlife, helps conserve energy, helps prevent soil erosion, and so much more!
Already underway this week, Trees Atlanta is celebrating Georgia Arbor Week leading up to Georgia State Arbor Day this Friday! They’re hosting tours, classes, special events and, of course, tree plantings!