arbor day

The City of Brentwood’s Tree Board will hold its annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Brentwood Library located at 8109 Concord Road.

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.

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. This contest is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors. Prize ribbons are donated by Prestige Trophies.

Poster Contest Winners are:

Middle School
First Sienna Shepherd Brentwood Middle School
Second Shimpei Kondo Sunset Middle School
Third Samoa Aleryani Woodland Middle School
Honorable Mention Nathan Smith Sunset Middle School
Honorable Mention Hannah Fleming Sunset Middle School

Elementary School
First Manvik Barkakati Kenrose Elementary School
Second Montse Spielmann Lipscomb Elementary School
Third Ryley Ross Kenrose Elementary School
Honorable Mention Gianna Collins Kenrose Elementary School
Honorable Mention Jacob Thompson Scales Elementary

This year we have a new Photo Contest. The winners are on display at the Library. This contest is sponsored by H.G.Hill Realty Company.

Photo Winners are:

Adult Division
First -Heather McHugh Brentwood High School

Student Division

First- Wren Aronoff Brentwood Academy
Second -Hannah Jackson Brentwood High School
Third -Hollingsworth Tiblier Brentwood Academy
Fourth- Reilly Callis Brentwood Academy
Fifth -Tatum Tucker Brentwood Academy
Honorable Mention -Grace Neill Brentwood High School
Honorable Mention -Wren Aronoff Brentwood Academy
Honorable Mention -Hannah Jackson Brentwood High School

This year’s annual tree planting will be dedicated to Wilma Kinney, the first chairman of the Brentwood Tree Board. A tree will be planted in her honor in the Liberty Garden at Crockett Park.

Other Arbor Day supporters include Tim Lawyer, Bayer CropScience, for donating a tree for the Acorn Contest and Costco for contest prizes.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.

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.

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