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Nashville Celebrates Arbor Day this Thursday, March 7

Cortnye Stone

Metro Nashville Public Works and the Metro Beautification and Environment Commission will be celebrating Arbor Day on Thursday, March 7, at East Park Community Center.

The celebration will include remarks from Mayor David Briley. Memorial Trees will be dedicated to Don Beisswenger and Pamela Johnson.

Honorary Trees will be planted for Chris Armour, Jaynee Day and Thelma Harper.


Mayor David Briley, Metro Public Works, Metro Beautification, Metro Parks, Metro Tree Advisory Committee


Metro Nashville Arbor Day Celebration and Tree City USA Awards
Winning essay will be read by an area student
Commercial Builder/Developer George Cate, Jr. Award
Residential Builder/Developer Award - New award category in 2019
Award presentations by the Metro Tree Advisory Committee


Thursday, March 7 from 11 a.m. - Noon


East Park Community Center
700 Woodland Street
Nashville TN 37206

The first Arbor Day celebration was held in Nebraska in 1872. Prizes were offered to counties and individuals for planting properly the largest number of trees on that day. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

Memorial and honorary trees will be donated by the Nashville Tree Foundation and tree seedlings will be given away by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Division of Forestry.