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Albany -- Saturday is National Arbor Day, and trees will be planted in downtown Albany to celebrate.

42 trees will be planted along the Front Street side of the Albany Civic Center. They will replace the old Bradford pear trees that were removed earlier this week. 36 oaks and 6 elm trees will replace the pear trees, which were old and splitting.

The new trees will blend in with Downtown Albany's renovation. Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director Judy Bowles said "Oh absolutely. And in years to come our grandchildren and great grandchildren will enjoy these trees."

If you would like to help plant the new trees to celebrate Arbor Day, be at the Civic Center about 9:30 Saturday morning.

Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1872, to honor trees and their asset to our lives.

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