Grow Albany to Give Away 500 Trees

Staff Report From Albany CEO

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

In January, two storms swept across Albany, Georgia, leaving some of Albany’s most beautiful and scenic areas in ruins. One scenic location that is still recovering from the January storms’ damaging effects is the Radium Springs area. In efforts to restore and give back to the community affected, Grow Albany and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful are excited to announce that the Arbor Day Foundation will give away 500, three-gallon hardwood trees to Albany residents. The tree giveaway will take place during Grow Albany’s first community planting day sponsored by Synovus/SB&T on Saturday, November 4 at 2501 Radium Springs Road from 9 a.m. – noon.  Anyone is welcome to come out to receive trees; however, there will be a limit of three trees per person. Junior League of Albany volunteers will be coordinating the effort to distribute the trees that morning.

“The Arbor Day Foundation is the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. The foundation wants to help Albany with the replanting efforts and by providing these free trees along with instructions, this is one way to ensure successful planting efforts,” said Judy Bowles, executive director of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful.

If you or your organization would like to volunteer for this family-friendly event, please register online at growalbany.com or contact Judy Bowles with Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful at 229-430-5270 or jbowles@dougherty.ga.us before October 27. Participants who register prior to October 20 will receive a commemorative T-shirt.