To celebrate Arbor Day, United Parcel Service and city leaders braved the chill to plant a tree on Johnson Ferry Road. Left to right,  June Holder of UPS, Linda Bain of the Sandy Springs Conservancy, Frank Romeo of The UPS Foundation and Sandy Springs City Councilman Graham McDonald planted the tree on Feb. 20 at Johnson Ferry and Laurian Wood Drive. The tree was planted as part of a program adding 18 elms and more than 100 maples to replace trees cut to widen Johnson Ferry Road. The Sandy Springs Conservancy, UPS and The UPS Foundation worked with neighbors in the area to add the greenery.

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.