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Mark Law Arboretum

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Mark Law

The Mark Law Arboretum at Bell Memorial Park is named after Milton's first and long-time Arborist, who passed away in February 2019. Mark Law began working for Milton shortly after its incorporation in 2006, and became one of the City's most beloved and respected employees, ambassadors and stewards of nature. 

 

Whether guiding citizens in the tree permit process, helping beautify roundabouts, or co-designing the City's first gateway signs, Law always went the extra for Milton's government, its environment, and its people. His impact remains evident everywhere, from when you enter city limits to when you walk amid Milton's lush green tree canopy.

A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in ornamental horticulture, Law didn’t just issue tree permits to residents. He shared his infectious love of trees with them. This passion was genuine and never-ending. As his wife recalled, even during his final days of in-patient hospice care, Law cornered a hospice nurse to tell her how to properly prune her trees.

One of Mark’s early dreams was to achieve a Tree City USA designation for Milton. Not only did he help the City obtain its first Tree City USA designation in 2009, he also ensured that the city retained that designation year-after-year-after-year. 

That was just one of many projects that he envisioned for Milton. One such dream -- to open an arboretum -- came true on February 15, 2019, which was Georgia Arbor Day, as Law watched the opening of Phase 1 of the “Mark Law Arboretum at Bell Memorial Park” via FaceTime. 


On February 21, 2020, Milton opened Phase 2 of the “Mark Law Arboretum at Bell Memorial Park”adding more trees, signage and more. Click HERE for photos.

Survivor Tree
Arboretum Phase 2