Arbor Day Programs KBB Arbor Day Programs
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Georgia's Arbor Day - 3rd Friday in February “Arbor Day…which has already transplanted itself…to every state in the American Union and has even been adopted in foreign lands…is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future.” J. Sterling Morton, Founder of Arbor Day (1872)
Keep Bartow Beautiful recognizes the ernergy saving benefits of trees in our community and encourages the continued planting of trees by celebrating Georgia's Arbor Day! Click HERE to access studies that quantify the "Environmental Services" that trees provide.
Arbor Day 2014 will occur on Friday, February 21st. Keep Bartow Beautiful will again supply approximately 2,000 tree seedlings to be handed out with advice from our Bartow County Master Gardeners . These tree seedlings are to be planted in our communities to help protect our valuable tree canopy through replacement (or in addition to the number) of trees, as well as to protect through the creation of a canopy made up of a diversity of species. Canopy diversity can help to decrease the spread of tree species destruction due to diseases that are spread from like species to like species. This diversity also supports a more diverse habitat such as birds.
In 2013, Keep Bartow Beautiful celebrated another successful Georgia Arbor Day (Friday February 15th of 2013). KBB with the help of our partners celebrated by giving away 2,000 tree seedlings to Bartow County residents beginning @9AM. Our very own Bartow County Master Gardeners were on hand to, not only give out seedlings, but to give out planting advice. And, because trees help to conserve energy, GA Power handed out energy saving CFL Lightbulbs as well. KBB along with GA Power encourages you to take the "Change A Light Change the World Pledge" . . Locations for the 2013 seedling and CFL light bulb give-away were:
2013 Locations were:
Bartow County Frank Moore Building, Cartersville City Hall, Emerson City Hall, Kingston City Hall and the Georgia Highlands Campus.
The seedlings featured this year were Native White Dogwood & River Birch trees.
|To see the Daily Tribune article on Bartow's (2013) Arbor Day Events click HERE!|
The 2013 Partnership
Also, we'd like to thank the Cartersville Woman's Club for their monetary donation!
More About Arbor Day
Although National Arbor Day is celebrated the fourth Friday in April, some states, including Georgia, choose to celebrate Arbor Day on a date that corresponds to the best time to plant trees in the area. For GA that is the 3rd Friday of February. Our seedlings are grown by the Georgia Forestry Commission and so are conditioned to Georgia's climate.
|To see the Daily Tribune article on Bartow's (2012) Arbor Day Events click HERE!|
2011 Activities included:
|Thursday, February 17th - 11:30 a.m. at Atco Community Park Tree Planting with Sharp Top Trees, Cartersville Parks and Recreation Dept., Keep Bartow Beautiful Board, Bartow Master Gardeners, Cartersville City Council, and Cartersville Women’s Club plant two large Two Red Maples.|
|(2011) Arbor Day- Bartow County Master Gardeners passed out tree seedlings at five area locations: Bartow County Courthouse, Adairsville City Hall, Cartersville City Hall, and Emerson City Hall, Kingston City Hall. Tree selections in 2011 included red maple, redbud, sawtooth oak, and longleaf pine. Keep Bartow Beautiful purchased tree seedlings from the Georgia Forestry Commission for community distribution, and the Master Gardeners coordinated the effort to distribute and hand out the seedlings, while providing planting instructions.|
Other community tree plantings took place at Bartow County’s Hamilton Crossing Park and at Douglas Street United Methodist Church.
|To see the Daily Tribune article on Bartow's (2011) Arbor Day Events click here!|
Keep Bartow Beautiful has maintained a Great Tree Hunt Listing of the largest trees in Bartow County in the past. These trees are nominated by their owners, or by local citizens, and are judged by tree experts as the largest submitted. If you have a tree that needs to be nominated email us at
For more information on trees, go to the Georgia Urban Forest Council site at www.gufc.org. There you can see the complete listing for the Landmark and Historic Trees Registry. The Georgia Forestry Commission also has information about ordering tree seedlings, planting procedures, and more. They may be visited at www.gfc.state.ga.us. You may also visit the National Arbor Day Foundation at www.arborday.org.
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