Volunteers in Dunwoody work on a tree-planting project in January.
Photo: Paul Ward Photography
Photo: Paul Ward Photography

Dunwoody looking for volunteers to help plant 200 trees

Dunwoody is looking for volunteers to help plant 200 trees later this month in recognition of Georgia Arbor Day.

The tree planting will happen Saturday, Feb. 22 at Brook Run Park, and is part of a series of events celebrating trees and the environment in Dunwoody.

Georgia Arbor Day, which is observed this year on Feb. 21, kicks off in Dunwoody with a ceremonial tree planting at Dunwoody’s North Shallowford Annex at 10 a.m. 

Dunwoody Community Garden & Orchard is set to hold a tree sale at the Brook Run Park Greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 21 and 22. The Georgia Forestry Commission is donating 100 willow oak tree seedlings for the sale, the city said in a statement.

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The tree planting on Feb. 22 will begin at 9 a.m. at Brook Run Park, located at 4770 North Peachtree Road. The effort, led by Trees Atlanta, hopes to see 200 trees planted around the new sports fields in the back of the park. Some trees will also be planted at Dunwoody High School, the city said. Online registration is now open for interested volunteers.

Last month, on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, volunteers planted 200 trees in Dunwoody.

“Dunwoody’s tree canopy is critical to the environment and the economy,” Mayor Lynn Deutsch said in a statement. “Trees improve air and water quality and reduce erosion. They also make our community beautiful and inviting.”

Arbor Day is celebrated nationwide on the last Friday in April.

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