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ATC celebrates Arbor Day

ATC students planted a tree for Arbor Day. (Source: WALB) ATC students planted a tree for Arbor Day. (Source: WALB)
Albany Tech environmental horticulture chairman, George Paul. (Source: WALB) Albany Tech environmental horticulture chairman, George Paul. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Folks at Albany Technical College did some gardening on Thursday, adding a Georgia live oak tree to campus grounds. 

Students and faculty members gathered to plant the tree. 

It's part of the college's arbor day celebration. 

Students learned about the live oak, and how it was used to make ships.

The official holiday is recognized at the end of April. 

Students and faculty said it's a chance to celebrate our trees and give back to the environment.

"This is always a great celebration. People come out to enjoy the day, our celebration and to find out about our state tree," said Lise Adams Mason, an environmental horticulture student at Albany Tech.

"It's most important now that with all the damage we've had locally, with the two terrible storms we've had, and the many trees we lost, that we plant as many as possible to try and recover from that storm," said Albany Tech environmental horticulture chairman George Paul.

Those who attended got to take home a smaller tree of their own to plant. 

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