Celebrate Arbor Day in Brentwood

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 of course, a fun visit from the Brentwood Fire and Rescue.little_gem_magnolia_tree_m_lg

This year’s annual tree planting will be dedicated to former Brentwood City Commissioner, Alex Noble. 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. Alex Noble is a lifelong resident of Brentwood.  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.

Also, the City of Brentwood will receive the Tree City, USA Award from the TN Urban Forestry Council.  This will be Brentwood’s twenty-sixth year to receive the prestigious, national award which recognizes the City’s long standing commitment to tree planting and conservation.