The Athens CountyTree planting along the Hocking River
Arbor Day Committee

We are a group of individuals and organizations working to increase public awareness regarding the value of trees to the beauty of the community; to provide opportunities for public participation in tree planting programs for community beautification, land reclamation, and resource development; and to reduce tree abuse and promote conservation, protection, and stewardship of our tree resources.

The Athens County Arbor Day Committee was officially inaugurated in 1989 by dedicated community members and local organizations. To date, the Committee is proud to have contributed to Athens County in the following ways:

  • The sponsorship of the 1989 Holiday on Court Street Ecumenical Display

  • The planting of over 170,000 seedling trees in honor of 1990 Earth Day

  • The planting of trees in urban areas and parks

  • The creation of an Athens City Tree Commission

  • The revitalization of the Johnny Appleseed Memorial Highway

  • Education and training in the areas of tree care, preservation, and planting.


Support the Arbor Day Committee

Learn about the Johnny Appleseed Memorial Highway

Nominations Sought for Big Trees of Athens County

Trees Planted along Hocking River

Urban Forestry

Tree Seedlings from the Ohio Division of Forestry

Tree City USA

Internet Resources about Trees from Lycos

Internet Resources about Trees from Yahoo

Visit WebGarden

Visit Ohio University's Department of Environmental and Plant Biology

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