City of Auburn to host 2024 Arbor Day Celebration on Feb. 24

 AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – The city of Auburn said it will host its annual arbor day celebration later this month and are inviting local resident to celebrate Auburn’s urban tree population along with the city.

The celebration is set for Feb. 24 from 8:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. and will be held at multiple locations including the Kroger located on Dean Road, Publix at Moore’s Mill and Publix at Cary Creek.

During the celebration members with the Auburn Tree Commision will give out 500 Chinkapin oak trees and 500 Chickasaw plum trees to citizens for free. Planting instructions will also be provided to participants.

According to the city the Auburn Tree Commission is a citizen group appointed by Auburn City Council. The commission’s main task is to advise the city regarding “proper tree care and planting” along with committing to the “growth and preservation” of Auburn’s tree population.

Recently Auburn Mayor Ron Anders declared Feb. 24, 2024 as Arbor Day in honor of Auburn’s Tree Commission’s efforts.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has also recognized Auburn as a Tree City USA for over 40 years. Besides being nationally recognized, the city also received the Tree City USA Growth Award for the fifth year, which the city says has highlighted Auburn’s innovative programs and increased commitment to urban forestry.

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