Celebrate Arbor Day on Friday, Feb. 27, in downtown Canton with a free seedling giveaway! The City of Canton has been designated as a Tree City USA partner for more than 20 years, and each year. Each year Canton strives to demonstrate a commitment to trees, conservation, and the environment. The Arbor Day seedling giveaway in Cannon Park is just one way that the city is able to carry out the commitment as a Tree City USA.
In addition to the seedling giveaway, the city also gives the Yard of the Month awards and lines up volunteers to work on a variety of beautification projects.
Arbor Day was founded in 1872. The National Arbor day is observed on the last Friday of April each year, but local observances vary by state due to the difference in climates and growing seasons. In Georgia, Arbor Day is observed on the third Friday in February.
Stop by the gazebo in Cannon Park between 9 a.m.– and 4 p.m. Feb. 27 to choose a free seedling from varieties that include Bald Cypress, Redbud, Crabapple, Common Pear, and Pecan.