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Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park Opens to Public

12-23-2008

 

The Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park, a living natural museum, was unveiled on Saturday, December 13. The event began at 9:30 AM and included a guided tour of the seven trees which comprise Alpharetta’s newest arboretum. The arboretum showcases the natural setting and beauty of many native tree species of the southeastern United States and provides an educational perspective on the wide choices of available trees suited for planting in our urban landscape.

 

Alpharetta Mayor Arthur Letchas opened the ceremony, followed by comments from Julie Hogg, President of Alpharetta Arboretum, Inc. The Mayor also dedicated a tree in memory of Dr. John Moskaluk, who served as the city’s Director of Engineering and Public Works for many years.

 

Said Letchas, “The Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park is another example of the City’s efforts to preserve its resources while also adding attractions that provide hours of enjoyment and education, as well as opportunities for research, for visitors and residents alike.”

The City of Alpharetta Mayor, along with members of the Alpharetta City Council, Alpharetta Arboretum, Inc., and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau cut the ribbon to open the Alpharetta Arboretum.

 

 

Added Julie Hogg, “Opening two arboretums – the Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park and the Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park – is evidence our organization is meeting its mission and is off to the right start. The city of Alpharetta’s Parks and Recreation Commission approved this project and it was funded by Alpharetta CVB.”

 

A plaque beneath a Yellowwood Tree memorializes Dr. John Moskaluk.

 

The Alpharetta CVB published a complimentary brochure which guides people through the arboretum.

The brochure, along with one about the Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park, is available at the downtown Alpharetta Welcome Center. The Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Road Park is sponsored by Alpharetta Arboretum Inc., Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the City of Alpharetta.

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Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the destination marketing arm for the City, promoting tourism to Alpharetta, Georgia, and attracting visitors to all 23 of Alpharetta’s  upscale and modern hotels. Visit www.awesomealpharetta.com for more information

 


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