News Flash

2023 News Archive

Posted on: March 9, 2023

Marietta Parks, Recreation & Facilities Named Tree City USA for 39th Consecutive Year

tree city 2023

March 9, 2023

CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles

Communications Manager


MARIETTA – On Wednesday, March 8, City Council recognized Marietta’s Parks, Recreation, and Facilities Department for receiving the Tree City USA award from the Georgia Forestry Commission for the 39th consecutive year. Marietta is the second oldest Tree City in the State of Georgia.

The Tree City USA program has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. More than 3,400 communities have made the commitment to becoming a Tree City USA.

To become a Tree City USA, Marietta must have a tree board or department. This role is filled by the Marietta Tree Keepers which is non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to public education, planting, preserving, and protecting trees in the City. Additionally, Marietta has a certified Arborist who oversees the management of trees on City parks and right of ways. The Arborist is also a resource for general information to the public and education to other governmental city agencies and nonprofit groups.

Marietta must maintain a tree ordinance as part of the City’s zonings code. All development within the city must follow guidelines established by the ordinance. The City also maintains an Arbor Day observation and proclamation. Each year the Marietta Tree Keepers host a tree giveaway at the Marietta Farmers Market in celebration of Arbor Day.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in 2023 News Archive

city seal

City Offices Closed for Veterans Day

Posted on: November 7, 2023

City Council to Meet October 24, 2023

Posted on: October 17, 2023
2023 treekeepers

Volunteers Needed to Maintain Hill Park

Posted on: October 9, 2023

City Council to Meet September 26, 2023

Posted on: September 19, 2023
Georgia Black Vietnam Veterans Portraits (3)

New Exhibit at the Marietta History Center

Posted on: September 18, 2023
blue city logo

City Offices Closed for Labor Day

Posted on: August 31, 2023

City Council to Meet August 29, 2023

Posted on: August 24, 2023

City Council to Meet July 25, 2023

Posted on: July 17, 2023

City Council to Meet June 28, 2023

Posted on: June 22, 2023

City Council to Meet May 30, 2023

Posted on: May 22, 2023

City Offices Closed for Good Friday

Posted on: March 28, 2023

City Council to Meet March 29, 2023

Posted on: March 27, 2023

MPD to Begin New CADET Program

Posted on: February 22, 2023

City Council to Meet February 21, 2023

Posted on: February 16, 2023

Apply Now to Become a Marietta Firefighter

Posted on: February 14, 2023

City Council to Meet January 24, 2023

Posted on: January 18, 2023