Arbor Day Celebration in Woodstock

Arbor Day is observed in Georgia on the third Friday of the month. National Arbor day is observed on April 22, but the date varies by state and geography. This year’s Georgian day happens to fall on Friday, Feb. 20.Seedlings

Woodstock is a Tree City USA community and works to help take advantage of the benefits of trees. Communities granted Tree City USA membership from the Arbor Day Foundation must meet four requirements. Woodstock meets all four requirements which include an annual Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation, a Tree Care Ordinance, a Tree Board or Department, and Community Forestry Program committed to investing $2 per capita in tree management.

Part of the annual Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation in Woodstock involves the opportunity for citizens to pick from 800 free seedlings. Woodstock residents are welcome to pick up seedlings between the hours of 8am and 5pm at Magnolia Hall, City Hall Annex, Dean’s Store, or the Senior Center. Seedling varieties include Red Bud, River Birch, Overcup Oak, Sabal Palm, and Bald Cypress. Booklets containing helpful tips for tree care and information regarding pruning and watering are available with the seedlings.

We hope that you will have a chance to stop by downtown Woodstock and pick up free seedlings to beautify your outdoor surroundings. Hutcheson Horticultural Company is always available to help with design and installation of your landscaping and hardscaping needs in Woodstock.