Friday, February 15, 2019

Savannah Tree Foundation spearheads tree plantings for Arbor Day

Posted By on Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:05 AM

For the second year, the Savannah Tree Foundation says it is partnering with all nine local municipalities within Chatham County to plant new trees for Arbor Day.

As part of their Georgia Arbor Day celebrations, the Savannah Tree Foundation is ensuring that each town continues to focus on the value of trees with plantings across the County.

Tree plantings will include:
Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:00 am Garden City Senior Center (78 Varnedoe Ave)
Friday, Feb. 15 at 1:00 pm Port Wentworth’s Houlihan Landing
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:00 am Thunderbolt’s Nellie Johnson Park (3232 Cedar St)
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11:30 am Tybee Island Dog Park (off Fort Ave)
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 1:00 pm Vernonburg on Dancy Ave
Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 pm Founders Planting honoring STF founders Lynda Beam & Suzie Williams
Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 9:00 am Chatham County’s Mother Mathilda Beasley Park
Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1:00 pm City of Savannah at Hudson Hill Park (2227 Hudson St)

In addition to these public plantings, Georgia Power donated Sawtooth Oak and Redbud seedlings for the public to adopt for planting in their own yards, the Foundation says. The seedlings will be made available at each tree planting.

Six live oaks will also be planted on White Bluff Road in honor of Lynda Beam and Suzie Williams, who in partnership with Page Hungerpiller founded the Savannah Tree Foundation in 1982.

The official Georgia Arbor Day is the third Friday of February each year. Arbor Day is a day for communities and individuals to take action to protect and plant trees for the health of our communities.

 
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