Sandy Springs officials Feb. 19 commemorated Arbor Day by planting a young white oak at the Big Trees Forest Preserve on Roswell Road.
The tree was planted in memory of Harry McEnerny, husband of Sandy Springs Dist. 6 Councilwoman Karen Meinzen-McEnerny. Harry McEnerny died Sept. 19.
“I’m speechless,” said a tearful McEnerny as she was given the memorial plaque.
“I can’t think of a better tribute to Karen’s husband than a tree,” said Mayor Eva Galambos, calling it a “wonderful, wonderful remembrance” of Harry McEnerny, an environmental advocate.
Earlier that week, city arborist Michael Barnett announced Sandy Springs was named a Tree City by the Arbor Day Foundation.