City to Observe Arbor Day on February 27th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Teresa Lee, or (334) 595-0102

February 15, 2016

 

The City of Prattville will observe Arbor Day on Saturday, February 27th at the Autauga County Courthouse from 9am - Noon.

Mayor Gillespie will present the Arbor Day Proclamation to the Autauga Forestry & Wildlife Stewardship. The Alabama Forestry Commission and Alabama Power will provide seedlings for distribution to the public. Members of the Autauga County Master Gardeners Association, along with Alabama Power staff, will distribute the trees. Available species include: Bald Cypress, Nuttall Oak, Crepe Myrtle, Riverbirch and Yellow Poplar.

The Autauga County Division of Alabama Forestry will present a Co-Champion Tree designation for a beech tree located in Wilderness Park. Urban Management Superintendent Deven Peek had this tree submitted for consideration and we congratulate him on his efforts!

This year’s observance will also include a tree planting at the Autauga County Courthouse to replace the tree they lost. We want to thank Autauga Forestry & Wildlife Stewardship Council for coordinating the location, receipt and placement of the tree and Plantation Tree Farm for supplying the tree. We look forward to this event and hope that you will all join us for the ceremony and also to collect some free trees to plant yourself!

Arbor Day
Autauga County Courthouse
9 a.m. until Noon
Free trees
Open to the public.

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