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Avondale Estates hosting tree planting to celebrate Arbor Day

Avondale Estates

Avondale Estates hosting tree planting to celebrate Arbor Day

City of Avondale Estates. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Avondale Estates, GA — The city of Avondale Estates, in partnership with the Avondale Estates Garden Club, will celebrate Georgia’s Arbor Day on Friday, Feb. 18, by planting a native American flowering dogwood at 30 Lakeshore Drive.

The event will begin at 2 p.m.

“An approved tree on the City’s tree ordinance, the native dogwood is not only beautiful, but will support other species in the ecosystem such as birds and pollinators,” a press release from the city states.

The city has been selected as a tree city by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 38th consecutive year. This program celebrates the importance of an urban tree canopy and the improved care of vital city trees.

The Avondale Estates Garden Club donates the cost of the tree to the city every year in memory of club members or their spouses who have died. This year’s tree is being planted in memory of:

– AEGC member Pat Maddox

– AEGC member Elizabeth Wellborn

– William Crowell, late husband of AEGC member Mary Crowell

– Mark Timberlake, late husband of AEGC member Deborah Timberlake, and

– AEGC member Bonnie Phelps.

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