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Town of Jonesborough set to celebrate Arbor Day

Contributed • Apr 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

The town of Jonesborough and the Tree and Townscape Board is set to celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting and distribution event in downtown Jonesborough.

The event will be held on Friday, April 26, at 11 a.m. at Dogwood Lane in downtown Jonesborough, adjacent to the downtown courthouse parking lot. A Crabapple tree will be planted to commemorate the event.

"Arbor Day gives us a chance to appreciate all that trees do for our communities," said Matt Townsend, parks and recreation director for the town of Jonesborough. "The town is focused on preserving the trees in our community as well as planting new ones to be enjoyed by future generations.”

The town of Jonesborough will also be celebrating 15 years of Tree City USA status. A Tree City USA community achieves that designation by meeting four standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: Founded in 1972, the foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with more than one million members, supporters and valued partners. Their vision is to help others understand and use trees as a solution to many of the global issues we face today, including air quality, water quality, climate change, deforestation, poverty and hunger.

As one of the world's largest operating conservation foundations, the Foundation educates and engages stakeholders and communities across the globe to involve themselves in its mission of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

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