Mayor David Still proclaimed February 18, 2023, as Arbor Day in the City of Lawrenceville. The City has celebrated Arbor Day since 2021 with tree plantings, approved Article VIII (Regulation of the Planting, Removal, and Management of Shade and Ornamental Trees on Public Property and Rights of Way) of Chapter 32 (Streets, Sidewalks, and other Public Properties) of the Code of the City of Lawrenceville, and has now applied for a Tree City USA designation.
About Tree City USA
Started in 1976 by the Arbor Day Foundation, Tree City USA has recognized over 3,600 cities nationwide and is nearing the 1 million trees planted mark. To receive a Tree City recognition, cities must maintain a tree board, have a community tree ordinance, spend at least two dollars per capita on urban forestry, and celebrate Arbor Day.
In 2023, the City was awarded $4,995 for the Georgia ReLeaf Grant. With a $4,995 match from the City's Tree Bank Fund, we will give away nearly 200 trees to maintain and grow the City’s tree canopy and further our status as an official Tree City USA. Trees will be distributed to City of Lawrenceville residents with a focus on areas in need of additional tree coverage. This project represents an opportunity for Lawrenceville residents to become more educated in silvicultural matters (the growing and cultivation of trees), to beautify their properties, and to cultivate the city’s tree canopy.
Apply for a Free Tree
Check your eligibility and apply to receive a five-gallon tree in February. Entries will be screened to determine whether applicants reside in the City.
Do you live in a highlighted area in the map below? Check your eligibility!
Residents can choose from specific tree species that will thrive in our climate and contribute to the CIty's tree canopy.
- Autumn Blaze
- Black Gum
- Little Gem
- Sweet Bay
- Shumard Oak
If eligible, trees will be picked up at the Arbor Day observance event on Saturday, February 17, 2024.
The Lawrenceville Volunteer Tree Board members are Toby Groves, David Waters, Tim Mullen, Betsy Farmer, and Sue Menhorn.