Monday, February 25, 2013
The City of Norcross commemorated Arbor Day earlier this month by planting the tree.
The City of Norcross commemorated Arbor Day by planting a large red maple tree in Thrasher Park earlier this month. The tree was placed next to the playground where it will provide shade and spectacular fall color for future generations. The effort was spearheaded by the Norcross Tree Preservation Board. Planting a tree for Arbor Day is one of several efforts the board organizes that earns Norcross a “Tree City USA” designation. Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The city will be planting a tree in Thrasher Park at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Norcross Ministries planted a new tree in honor of Arbor Day.
The city planted a tree last Saturday at the Norcross Cooperative Ministry as part of its second dose of Arbor Day. Donated by ImageScapes in Duluth, a leafless oak tree was stuck in the ministry's ground last week and the city held a small ceremony Saturday to acknowledge not only the tree, but the holiday and importance of having trees. "I thought this would be an exciting opportunity that we could do something for Norcross Ministries," said Tixie Fowler, downtown manager for the city. Jack Lane, co-president of the ministry, said the city chose the co-op's grounds for the planting because of its plans to expand the ministry. "We want this [area] to be a safe playground for the kids while their parents are inside," said Lane, referring …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
A tree planting ceremony was held Friday in honor of Arbor Day. The festivities continue today.
The Norcross Arbor Day celebration kicked off this Friday with a tree planting ceremony in the community garden across the street from the Welcome Center. Arbor Day is a holiday that encourages people and groups to plant and care for trees. The Tree Preservation Board was present to help with the planting of a brown turkey fig tree that will most likely still be standing long after we’re all dead and gone. “They do get fairly large, up to 60 to 80 feet,” said guest speaker Joel Moon, the master forester from RockTenn, the local business that recycles tree products. “I think more typical is 40 to 50 feet.” He said we can expect the fig tree to become very broad and also suspects that the local squirrels will enjoy the fresh figs immensely. …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The community is having two days filled with ceremonies and activities in honor of Arbor Day.
As a holiday where individuals and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees, Arbor Day is being celebrated in the city of Norcross this Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18. For Friday, come by the city's Welcome Center at 11 a.m. for a short ceremony. A young tree will be planted, and the winners of a student Arbor Day poster contest at Norcross Elementary will be presented with awards. Saturday's festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m. right outside the Norcross Cooperative Ministry. In conjunction with Victory World Church, the event will not only have the obvious tree planting, but also free health screenings and children's activities from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Also calling it Health Awareness Day, the church is providing vision…
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
After hard work, the Tree Board celebrates Arbor Day.
On the eve of Arbor Day, the newly appointed Tree Board gathered at City Hall to take a walk. Armed with a list of about 80 trees that had been identified as unhealthy and tagged for removal back in 2008, they set out on foot. A few of the trees had already been removed, but many smaller, sick trees were marked with a white “X” for potential removal. The Tree Board, co-chaired by Martha Scarbrough and Jane Remaley, wants to promote a healthy canopy by taking down those trees that are in bad shape in the city limits and caring for those that can be saved--as well as planting a beautiful new legacy. “This is new territory,” said City Engineer Jeff Mueller on the walk. “We’ve never done this active inventory before.” The trees identified on …