Hey Huntsville, it’s officially spring! This Saturday, March 25, the City of Huntsville will host its Spring Tree Planting Day, and Mayor Tommy Battle is calling on the community to get some volunteers together for the event.
Mayor Battle and Huntsville’s Green Team will lead the tree planting day in John Hunt Park. Here’s what to know:
Help grow Huntsville’s tree canopy
The Spring Tree Planting Day is Saturday, March 25, and runs from 9AM to 11AM. Volunteers may drop in anytime and all ages are encouraged to participate.
This is one of two annual events designed to bring corporate and community volunteers together to grow Huntsville’s tree canopy. Here’s how to participate:
The Huntsville Green Team will prep the holes and provide all planting supplies. Mayor Battle, the city’s Arborist Marc Byers and the city’s Landscape Management Department will have plenty of planting tips to share, too. All they need is the community’s help in creating a green environment.
“Planting trees changes landscapes and changes lives. The trees we plant today will connect us to future generations who one day will sit in the shade, and perhaps think of us, and know that we were committed to enhancing livability and making our environment a better place.”Mayor Tommy Battle
A great educational opportunity
Landscape Management Director Brian Walker says the tree planting event provides a great educational opportunity for children. Each year, his department invests in planting, pruning and caring for thousands of trees. As stewards of Huntsville’s urban forest, they enjoy sharing how Huntsville protects and expands this vital natural resource.
“Trees are our #1 defense against extreme heat and they absorb carbon from the environment. They make our parks and community more attractive and it’s our responsibility to maintain every aspect of the tree’s life.”Huntsville Landscape Management Director Brian Walker
More information is available at 256-534-5326 or by emailing GreenTeam@HuntsvilleAL.gov.
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