Dunwoody sides with the State in celebrating Arbor Day two months early!


From the city’s official headquarters…

Dunwoody, GA – – The City of Dunwoody will collaborate with Trees Atlanta, the Arbor Day Foundation, the Georgia Forestry Commission and the Dunwoody Community Garden & Orchard (DCGO) to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day, observed this year on February 21.

The celebration will begin at 10 a.m. on the 21st with a ceremonial tree planting at Dunwoody’s N. Shallowford Annex, located at 4470 N. Shallowford Road. Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutsch will be joined by members of the City Council, Arbor Day Foundation President Dan Lambe, Georgia Forestry Commission Director Chuck Willims, Dunwoody Parks & Recreation staff and members of the Dunwoody Sustainability Committee.

Registration is now open for volunteers of all ages to help plant 200 trees around the new multi-sport fields in the back of Brook Run Park. The planting, led by Trees Atlanta, will take place on Saturday, February 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Trees will also be planted at Dunwoody High School. These are in addition to the 200 trees planted by volunteers during Dunwoody’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service on January 20.

In Georgia, Arbor Day is observed annually on the third Friday of February, in keeping with the planting season for trees in South. Arbor Day is celebrated across the country on the last Friday in April.

The Dunwoody Community had this to say…

“9am on a Saturday is too early to do anything tree-related.”

“Good, I’ve been wanting to give the Forestry Commissioner a piece of my mind.”

“Will the city guarantee all the best seeds won’t be gone by about 9:15? “