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2012 Tree Planting Initiative
The City and the Norcross Tree Preservation Board are offering citizens select shade trees this fall. Twelve foot tall, 2" caliper oaks, maples or elms will be available to residents for $50. The goal is to replace the community trees that have died over the years from old age, disease, drought, or construction damage.
November is the targeted planting time for this project and while the citizens can have the trees planted on private property, they also have the option of choosing another location inside the city. This is a chance to honor someone's memory, or give a grandchild a gift that he or she can watch grow through the generations.
These discounted shade trees will be sold to the first one hundred applicants. Orders are first-come-first-serve, and must be ordered and paid for in full by September. More information and instructions are found at the form found at this link.
Historic Tree Walk Brochure
To further the appreciation and awareness of the tree canopy in the Norcross Historic District, a brochure was created which leads the reader on a self-guided tour. This half mile walk through the City's Historic District highlights some of the tree species found throughout Georgia.
The Brochures are available at the Welcome Center (189 Lawrenceville Street) and the 2nd Floor Lobby at City Hall. You may also find a downloadable file at the following link: Tree Walk Brochure
Tree Preservation Ordinance
Established as a regulation in Chapter 113 of the City Code, this ordinance establishes the standards necessary to ensure that the policy of no net loss of canopy coverage will be realized and that the city will continue to enjoy the benefits provided by its urban forest.
Appendix A of the Ordinance references the approved species list necessary for meeting the Planting Requirements of the Ordinance.
Norcross: Tree City USA
Norcross, GA, is recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community. This national designation has been earned by the city for six years.
The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. Norcross has met four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.