Forestry gives out trees at the premiere of Lorax.

The Georgia Forestry Commission logo on one of its trucks. The Forestry Commission is in charge of forest lands in the state.
The Georgia Forestry Commission logo on one of its trucks. The Forestry Commission is in charge of forest lands in the state.
Lorax on the marquee at the Carmike Cinemas in Albany. Lorax is the story about a boy who questions the treeless world that he lives in.
Lorax on the marquee at the Carmike Cinemas in Albany. Lorax is the story about a boy who questions the treeless world that he lives in.
Students at Twin Oaks Elementary School take their saplings with them after seeing the film "Lorax" at the Carmike Theatre in Albany.
Students at Twin Oaks Elementary School take their saplings with them after seeing the film "Lorax" at the Carmike Theatre in Albany.
Saplings are ready to hand out. Forestry Commission officials handed out more than 200 saplings today after the showing of the film "Lorax".
Saplings are ready to hand out. Forestry Commission officials handed out more than 200 saplings today after the showing of the film "Lorax".

The Georgia Forestry Commission is using the movie The Lorax to educate children about the importance of trees.

The movie opened today and there was a special screening for hundreds of Lee County elementary schoolers at the Albany theatre.

The movie tells the story of a land without any trees.

So forest rangers are giving seedlings to those who buy tickets to the movie.

Greg Findlay of the Georgia Forestry Commission said, "sustainability, that's what we're all about is we want to have trees for today and all the products like paper and lumber for building houses. But we also want to have products for the future."

Georgia has 24 million acres of forest and that the state actually has more trees now than it did 100 years ago, despite rapid growth in cities such as Atlanta.

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