Arbor Day was recognized in Bryan County this week when the city of Pembroke and a seventh-grade class at Richmond Hill Middle School planted trees to recognize the importance they play in the community.
Although Arbor Day was Friday, Pembroke hosted its celebration early Wednesday when a white crepe myrtle was planted in Pickett Park.
Around 20 people came out for the celebration that was co-sponsored by the Pembroke Garden Club and the city. Representatives from the Georgia Forestry Commission were also on hand to pass out dogwood tree saplings.
Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority Sharroll Fanslau told attendees this was the eighth year the city had been recognized as a Tree City USA, and had received for the first time a Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation.
Read more in the Feb. 18 edition of the News.