Grow Albany to give away 500 trees

Grow Albany to give away 500 trees
Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director, Judy Bowles (Source: WALB)
Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director, Judy Bowles (Source: WALB)
The Arbor Day Foundation donated 500 3-gallon trees to Grow Albany and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful. (Source: WALB)
The Arbor Day Foundation donated 500 3-gallon trees to Grow Albany and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful. (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of Albany homeowners who lost trees during the January storms will soon get to plant new ones.

The Arbor Day Foundation donated 500 3-gallon trees to Grow Albany and Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful.

For those who don't do much gardening, Executive Director Judy Bowles said each tree will have planting instructions.

"This is the first healing event for us. We've lost thousands and thousands of trees and this is the first event where we are going to start planting those so that future generations can enjoy those," Bowles explained.

Each family will be given two trees to replant what they lost in their yards.

Residents can pick them up during Grow Albany Community Planting Day on November 4, at 2501 Radium Springs Road from 9 a.m. to noon.

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved.

Keep up with WALB on the go! 
Follow us on social  
   and download our apps!