Milton honors John Tonkin with tree planting

Published on April 25, 2014 with No Comments

The City of Milton honored the late John Tonkin during its annual Arbor Day Ceremony on April 25.

The late John Tonkin, former director of Green-up Santa Rosa, was honored with the planting of a 12-14 foot Acoma Crape Myrtle.

tree3Friday’s ceremony marked the 20th consecutive year the City of Milton has celebrated Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony.

Milton Mayor Guy Thompson noted the significance of trees to a community.

Thompson also noted his and the city’s appreciation for Tonkin’s work with Green-up Santa Rosa as he tirelessly spearheaded the recycling efforts not only in Milton, but Santa Rosa County as well.

After Mayor Thompson read a proclamation regarding Arbor Day, Tonkin’s family joined him and city tree2councilman Lloyd Hinote as they completed the planting of the Crape Myrtle.

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