Arbor Day 2023

Elachee was honored to serve as host of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee’s Arbor Day ceremony today. It was a great day to celebrate the role that trees play in our world, honor City Councilmember George Wangemann and enjoy learning from students in our community. We love to be a place for our community to gather!

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee and the Georgia Forestry Service sponsored an annual Arbor Day Student Art (third grade) and Essay Contest (fifth grade).  Over 100 entries were submitted with the topic, “I Speak for the Trees,” this school year. Student winners of the 2022-23 contests were recognized during today’s program.

Elachee is nestled in the 1,440-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, one of Georgia’s largest protected and most ecologically diverse green spaces, also located in the Gainesville city limits. It was very special to be present when the City of Gainesville was named an Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA recipient for the 36th year. In addition, Gainesville also received its 31st annual Tree City USA Growth Award.

Thanks to Elachee annual sponsor New Urban Forestry for gifting Family Adventurer Elachee memberships to two students attending today’s ceremony. Together we nurture through nature by offering opportunities for our members, key stakeholders and the visiting public to Discover, Learn and Play at Elachee.