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City, area students to celebrate Arbor Day Friday

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The city of Savannah will celebrate Arbor Day Friday. 

The city along with the Park & Tree Commission will celebrate Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony at 10 a.m. at Windsor Forest Elementary School on Briarcliff Circle. 

Arbor Day is observed nationally and is a day set aside for schools, civic clubs, and other organizations, as well as individuals, to reflect on the importance of trees in our state and all across our nation. 

J. Sterling Morton is credited as the father of Arbor Day. He initiated the holiday in 1872, and in 1941, the Georgia General Assembly set this date as the day of our state Arbor.

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