Ox­ford cel­e­brates Ar­bor day

Tree City USA sta­tus pre­sented, trees handed out

The Covington News - - Local News -

The City of Ox­ford cel­e­brated Ar­bor Day 2008 on Satur­day with a cel­e­bra­tion at the new Ge­orge Street Park.

Mayor Jerry Rose­berry of­fi­cially opened Ge­orge Street Park with a rib­bon cut­ting. Ge­or­gia For­est Coun­cil­man Beryl Budd pre­sented Ox­ford’s Tree City USA 2007 award cer­tifi­cate to the mayor, mark­ing 10 years for Ox­ford’s Tree City USA sta­tus.

Ox­ford has met the four stan­dards to be­come a Tree City USA com­mu­nity by hav­ing a tree board or de­part­ment, a tree care or­di­nance, a com­pre­hen­sive com­mu­nity forestry pro­gram and an Ar­bor Day ob­ser­vance.

Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion Beryl Budd and Daniel Bauer, mas­ter ar­borist with Bartlett’s Tree Ex­perts, pro­vided at­ten­dees with tree plant­ing, care and prun­ing demon­stra­tions.

Free seedlings of green ash, dog­wood and cy­press trees were given out to those at­tend­ing, cour­tesy of the Cov­ing­ton Ser­vice Guild. Palmer-Stone El­e­men­tary stu­dent Amanda Thompson was this year’s Ox­ford win­ner of the Ar­bor Day Poster Con­test.

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