VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The city of Valdosta and Valdosta State University were honored Thursday for preserving trees.
City and university officials planted a tree Thursday morning outside VSU's Health Sciences center. The Georgia Forestry Commission presented Valdosta with the "Tree City USA" designation for the 29th consecutive year and presented VSU with the "Tree Campus USA" designation for the third consecutive year.
"It says something about us as a people, as a community, and it says, I think, something deeply profound about our humanity," said VSU President Dr. William McKinney.
As of Thursday, there were 536 tree cities in Georgia and VSU was the only tree campus in Georgia.