Oxford celebrates Arbor day
Tree City USA status presented, trees handed out
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.