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City of Suwanee Full of Tree Huggers

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The City of Suwanee was among 25 Georgia communities designated as a “Tree City USA,” recognizing the city for its commitment to caring for and managing their public trees during the 2016 State Arbor Day celebration at Trees Atlanta.

Tree City USA provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across the country. With the help of volunteers, the City planted elm and oak trees at the municipal court/Crossroads Center, which helped it meet the standards necessary to be a Tree City USA for its 25th consecutive year.

“Trees clean our air, filter our water, spur economic growth, and provide countless opportunities to enjoy recreation, contributing to a better quality of life,” said Robert Farris, Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. “The citizens of Suwanee can take pride in their community leaders’ commitment to trees and forested land.”

As part of its ongoing commitment to being a Tree City USA, the City of Suwanee will plant trees along the new Brushy Creek Trail on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.  Volunteers interested in assisting with the planting should contact City Planner Dan Robinson at drobinson@suwanee.com.

“While planting an oak or elm tree might sound arduous, we promise that helping to plant these trees really is not back-breaking work,” said Robinson. “Just about anyone can do it, and it’s a great way to give back to the environment and to make an impact on the community for many years to come.”