DeKalb County Tree Contest
Due to this year’s drought, recognizing the importance of
trees and their impact on the environment has become vital to communities. DeKalb County is celebrating Arbor Day 2008 by showcasing outstanding existing
trees in the county: the Dogwood tree (Cornus Florida) which is Georgia’s native flowering Dogwood and the
Live Oak which Georgia’s State tree.
Citizens of DeKalb submitted Dogwoods for judgment based on
the following three measurements: circumference,
height, and branch spread. The selected
dogwood will be honored along with the “Largest DeKalb County Live Oak” in a
Arbor Day, Friday,
February 15th 2008
at 11:00am at:
The DeKalb County Extension Office
4380 Memorial Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Please meet us in the back parking lot to the right of the Tax
Commissioner’s Office, between the building and the county compost area.
This event was sponsored and supported by Keep DeKalb
Beautiful, DeKalb County Parks, DeKalb County Extension Service,
GAA, RPCA and the Georgia Forestry Commission.
For additional information please call 404-371-2654 or 404-298-4084.