Arbor Day

On January 30, 2023, Mayor David Still proclaimed February 18, 2023, as Arbor Day in the City of Lawrenceville. Arbor day is celebrated in the City in February every year. 

Trees can be a solution to combating climate change by reducing the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cutting heating and cooling costs, moderating the temperature, cleaning the air, producing life-giving oxygen, and providing habitat for wildlife. Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community and can also are a source of joy and spiritual renewal. 

We urge all citizens to celebrate Arbor Day and to support efforts to protect our trees and woodlands, plant trees to gladden the heart, and promote the well-being of this and future generations.

What is Arbor Day?

The holiday was initiated by Julius Sterling Morton in Nebraska in 1872. Morton was a pioneer who traveled from Detroit to Nebraska in 1854. There were no trees in sight, so Morton set out to plant millions of trees. These served as windbreaks, prevented soil erosion and provided habitat, shade and fuel, among many other things. Mr. Morton convinced many groups to join in.

Georgia Arbor Day is celebrated on the third Friday of every February. Arbor Day is a day set aside for organizations and individuals to reflect on the importance of trees in our state and across our nation. Georgia Arbor Day is in February because it is the ideal time to plant trees in our state.

Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day

  • Attend Lawrenceville's Annual Arbor Day Celebration
    • February 17, 2024
  • Plant a tree on your property
    • Remember to call 811 before you dig
  • Take a tree identification hike
  • Volunteer with a local tree planting organization
  • Choose a public park to clean up