The City of Brentwood will receive the Tree City, USA Award from the TN Urban Forestry Council for the twenty-sixth year. The prestigious, national award recognizes Brentwood’s long standing commitment to tree planting and conservation.
“The City recognizes trees for the beauty and value they lend to our homes, neighborhoods, parks and business areas. We also realize that trees help clean the air and keep the atmosphere in balance. We hope that everyone will take part in this special day for the city,” Community Relations Specialist for Brentwood, Amanda Bledsoe, said in a press release.
The City of Brentwood’s Tree Board will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Brentwood Library.
The Saturday festival will include many activities and displays for children and adults including face painting, free hotdogs provided by Middle Tennessee Electric, free seedlings, guided tours of the Library Arboretum, displays by tree-related vendors and visit from the Brentwood Fire and Rescue.
During the 11:30 a.m. Arbor Day program, winners of the art poster contest for third and sixth graders attending Brentwood area schools will be recognized. The winning posters are currently on display at the Brentwood Library through the end of March.
Poster Contest Winners are:
First Riya Koranne Kenrose Elem
Second Elizabeth Doetzer Kenrose Elem
Third Shreya Ho Kenrose Elem
Honorable Mention Takahisa Nakamura Kenrose Elem
Honorable Mention Nila Kondee Scales Elem
First Hursha Kondee Brentwood MS
Second Emilia Green Sunset MS
Third Kendal Kocian Woodland MS
Honorable Mention Sheeline Yu Woodland MS
Honorable Mention Ramya Vadapalli Woodland MS
Winners of the Ravenwood and Brentwood High School Essay and Poem Contest “About A Tree” will read their winning essays during the program. HG Hill Realty Co. is sponsoring the Essay and Poem Contest.
Essay and Poem Contest Winners are:
First Sierra Gonzalez Ravenwood HS
Second Chandler Hart Brentwood HS
Third Jordan Jeffers Ravenwood HS
Fourth Caroline Fallon Ravenwood HS
Honorable Mention Jackson Cho Brentwood HS
Honorable Mention Megan Kim Ravenwood HS
This year’s annual tree planting will be dedicated to former Brentwood City Commissioner, Alex Noble. Alex Noble is a lifelong resident of Brentwood. The Noble family, instrumental in the incorporation of the city, settled in the area in the 1920’s operating a pharmacy and motel on what is now Walgreens. He currently serves on the Board of Zoning Appeals and is a board member of Citizens for Green Space. A tree will be planted in his honor in the Liberty Garden at Crockett Park.