Norcross tree plantings during Arbor Day ‘Week’ fulfill ‘net zero’ tree policy. (Courtesy City of Norcross)

Norcross tree plantings fulfill ‘net zero’ tree policy

Norcross residents will notice 10 new trees have been planted throughout town the week of Feb. 11-14, part of the city’s efforts to celebrate Arbor Day in Georgia (Feb. 15). With both a community planting event planned for Discovery Garden Park today and a tree replacement project scheduled for North Peachtree Street, the city invites residents and neighbors alike to embrace the spirit of ‘green’ living.

Norcross will be replanting 10 trees on North Peachtree Street that have recently been removed after being deemed safety hazards by arborists. As part of the city’s sustainability plan, Norcross has a ‘net zero’ tree policy, which means for every tree removed, a new one is planted in its place. These conservation efforts are enforced by the Tree Board and contribute to Norcross being designated a Tree City for 15 consecutive years along with its Platinum Green Community status.

“In Norcross, we value progress and innovation as much as the next city,” states Norcross Mayor Craig Newton. “But we also value our commitment to sustainability and maintaining our unique character, including our trees and green space. That’s why we have programs and policies in place to help us balance growth with the preservation of those things that make us who we are.”

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