Newnan Tree Commission selects 2019 Landscape Excellence Winner

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From Special Reports

The City of Newnan’s Tree Commission has recognized the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s campus here in Newnan with the city’s 2019 Landscape Excellence Award.

“CTCA is very deserving of this award. Their commercial development has done an excellent job in both landscaping and tree preservation,” said Mike Furbush, city of Newnan’s landscape architect.

In 2003, the city of Newnan’s Tree Commission created the Tree Preservation and Landscape Excellence Award Program intended to acknowledge commercial and residential projects within the City of Newnan that have demonstrated excellence in either landscaping or tree preservation as part of their overall development.

Four different projects, two commercial and two residential, are selected each year from a pool of all the construction projects that were substantially completed within the city limits in the previous calendar year.

Projects are nominated in the first quarter of the year and are selected in the second quarter of the year, and awarded in the third quarter.

As part of the recognition, a three-foot by five-foot sign is erected and displayed in front of the award winner’s project for approximately one year.

The Tree Commission is a six-member volunteer group and is appointed by City Council. Members of the Tree Commission are James Matthew Bryan, vice chair; Joel Cheek, Brandon Hand, Laurie Pope, Richard Prange, chair; Amy Rudnik, and Ellen Wood.

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