2018 Arbor Day Celebration

The Valdosta Tree Commission is excited to be hosting its 2nd annual Arbor Week Celebration.  The event calendar for February 12 - 16, 2018 is listed below and all are invited to attend and show your support.  

2018 Arbor Day Invitation

2018 Arbor Week - Schedule of Events

  • Monday, February 12, 2018
    • Event #1: Book Giveaway
      • 20 copies of the "The Lorax" and 50 "Trees are Good Coloring Books" will be given away at 9:00 A.M. at the South Georgia Regional Library, which is located at 300 Woodrow Wilson Drive.   
      • Update: Library Picture
    • Event #2: Arbor Week Proclamation
      • Mayor John Gayle will present a proclamation declaring "Arbor Week" in Valdosta at 10:00 A.M. at City Hall, which is located at 216 E Central Avenue.  
      • Update: Proclamation Picture
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    • Event #1: Free Tree Seedlings
      • The City will be providing free tree seedlings to the public at the City Hall Annex - Engineering Department (2nd Floor), which is located at 300 N Lee Street from 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.  Seedlings include: Dogwood (150), Redbud (50), Crape Myrtle (100), Sawtooth Oak (200), White Oak (300), and Swamp Chestnut Oak (100).
      • Update: All 900 tree seedlings have been given away!  Thank you!
    • Event #2: Free Educational Class
      • Rick Smith, better known as the Pruning Guru will be sharing information on proper pruning and common landscape ornamentals at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (WGTC) - Building 500 Brooks Hall, which is located at 4089 Val Tech Road at 1:30 P.M.  Following the event, a tree will be planted at WGTC.    
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    • Event #1: Free Educational Class
    • Event #2: Tree Planting to Honor Larry Hanson
      • A tree will be planted to honor Larry Hanson for his many years of service and his continuous support for protecting and enhancing our urban forest.  The tree will be planted on the Lee Street side of the City Hall Annex, which is located at 300 N Lee Street, at 1:30 P.M.  
      • Update: Tree Planting Picture 
  • Thursday, February 15, 2018
    • Valdosta State University Arbor Day Ceremony
      • Valdosta State University will be celebrating 6 years as a Tree Campus USA.  This year's event will be hosted at 10:00 A.M. at the STEAM Center, which is located at 1302 N Patterson Street.  Following the event, a tree will be planted.    
      • Update: VSU Tree Campus USA Picture
  • Friday, February 16, 2018
    • City of Valdosta Arbor Day Ceremony
      • The City of Valdosta will be celebrating 32 consecutive years as a Tree City USA.  This year's event will be hosted at The Women's Building, which is located at 1409 N Patterson Street at 10:00 A.M.  Following the event, a tree will be planted.  
      • Update: Arbor Day Ceremony, Tree City USA, and Tree Planting Pictures

For more information, please contact Angela Bray at (229) 259-3530 or by email.  Also, to see more pictures, visit our city Photo Gallery.

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Patrick S. Collins, P.E.


Valdosta City Hall Annex
300 N. Lee Street
Valdosta, GA 31601 

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