In Valdosta This Week, February 13th-17th
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Feb. 12-16 | It's Arbor Week
The City of Valdosta and the Valdosta Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Week from Feb. 12-16 to highlight the natural beauty of trees and our community's commitment to caring for them. The events listed below with an asterisk ( * ) indicate those which are a part of the Arbor Week observance. Read more.
Feb. 13 | Free Tree Seedlings*
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, free tree seedlings will be available at the city's Engineering Department office, on the second floor of the Valdosta City Hall Annex, at 300 N. Lee Street. Residents can pick up the free seedlings while supplies last. View Arbor Week schedule of events.
Feb. 13 | Free Educational Class*
A free educational class on proper pruning and common landscape ornamentals will be held at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring guest speaker Rick Smith, The Pruning Guru. Following the class, a tree will be planted at WGTC. View Arbor Week schedule of events.
Feb. 13 | Central Valdosta Development Authority Board Meets
The Central Valdosta Development Authority Board will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the City Hall Annex, Multi-Purpose Room, located at 300 N. Lee Street. See city calendar.
Feb. 14 | Free Educational Class*
A free educational class on how to plant citrus trees in South Georgia will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting at noon, at the City Hall Annex, Multi-Purpose Room. The class will feature guest speaker Jake Price of Lowndes County Extension. RSVP is required for this event due to limited seating. View Arbor Week schedule of events.
Feb. 14 | Tree Planting to Honor Larry Hanson*
A tree will be planted on Feb. 14, at 1:30 p.m., to honor former Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson, who is now the Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director, for his 42 years of public service and his continuous support for protecting and enhancing our urban forest. The tree will be planted on the Lee Street side of the City Hall Annex. View Arbor Week schedule of events.
Feb. 15 | VSU Arbor Day Ceremony*
On Thursday, Feb. 16, Valdosta State University will host an Arbor Day Ceremony at the STEAM Center, at 10 a.m., to celebrate six years as a Tree Campus USA. Following the ceremony, a tree will be planted. View Arbor Week schedule of events.
Feb. 15 | PAAC Meets
The Public Art Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 527 N. Patterson Street. See city calendar.
Feb. 16 | City of Valdosta Arbor Day Ceremony*
The 2018 Arbor Week events will culminate at the Valdosta Tree Commission's annual Arbor Day Ceremony, which will be held on Friday, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m., at The Women's Building, located at 1409 N. Patterson Street. The event will honor the City of Valdosta for 32 consecutive years of being a Tree USA community. Following the Arbor Day ceremony, a tree will be planted. View Arbor Week schedule of events.