The Environmental Quality Advisory Board and the City of Oak Ridge are sponsored Oak Ridge’s 29th Annual Arbor Day Observance on Friday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Elementary School in Oak Ridge. This ceremony also marked the 26th year that the City of Oak Ridge has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
At the ceremony, District Foresters with the Department of Forestry presented the Tree City award and flag to City representative Mayor Tom Beehan and Steve Kenworthy, Chairman of the Environmental Quality Advisory Board. Tree City USA, a National Arbor Day Foundation program, recognizes U.S. towns and cities that develop comprehensive urban forestry programs.
The Arbor Day ceremony included the planting of a dogwood donated by the City of Oak Ridge. Kevin Hoyt, Director of the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center presented the tree to Pearl Goins, Principal of Glenwood Elementary School.