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Albany is "Tree City" for 19th straight year

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February 17, 2007

Albany -- Some Albany citizens got their hands dirty, planting what they hope will bring more beauty to the Good Life City.

Albany celebrated its "Tree City USA" designation with a community tree planting event. Dozens of citizens joined Keep Albany-Dougherty County Beautiful and the Forestry Commission this morning to beautify the park around Holloway Lake.

One hundred sixteen young crape myrtle trees now line the park. Volunteers say the event helps improve Albany now and for the future.

"It will be an awesome experience knowing that she'll get older and she'll be able to see, come down to the park and enjoy it, and see these trees in full bloom," said volunteer Heidi Ellion.

This is the 19th consecutive year Albany has met the criteria to be named Tree City USA.

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