On February 15, Keep Douglasville Beautiful, West Georgia Green Association and UGA Extension of Douglas County will host the 2018 Arbor Day Celebration in the Ike Owings Community Center at Hunter Memorial Park located at 8830 Gurley Road.
“We are excited about this celebration for Arbor Day and hope residents will come out to participate and learn more about trees and their importance to our community,” explained KDB Executive Director Chan Weeks.
In addition to vendor booths, door prizes, giveaways, and educational activities, there will be two classes offered. From 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm, there will be a Beginner Bonsai Class.
In this class, beginners will receive a Bonsai starter kit, tools, lunch, and spend time learning all about bonsai trees. The class costs $30 and is limited to 25 participants, although depending on the size of the wait list, a second class could be added. Registration for the class can be found under the “Special Events” tab here.
Kevin Livingston, an Agriculture and Natural Resources agent from UGA Extension Douglas will host a Selecting Trees with a Purpose class from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Attendees will learn how to select the proper tree for various purposes—whether creating a barrier, attracting wildlife, providing shade, or to make your yard more aesthetically pleasing.
“We all need trees! Trees provide so many benefits—including beautifying the neighborhoods, providing wildlife habitats, preventing soil erosion, and so much more,” said Weeks.
Later on that evening, West Georgia Green Association will have their next meeting at 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served and tickets to attend cost $20 at the door.
Joe Burgess, a Certified Arborist and Senior Forester with the Georgia Forestry Commision will lead an “Assessing and Managing Storm Damaged Trees” presentation. The presentation will take place at 7:00 pm and is free to attend.
For more information about the Arbor Day celebration, you can call (770)920-3005 or you can send an email to Keep Douglasville Beautiful at [email protected]. For more information on Keep Douglasville Beautiful, you can visit their website or check out their Facebook page.