Trees are an important component of an urban setting and provide valued services such as shade, clean air, aesthetics, and habitat. The presence of well-maintained trees in an urban setting reflects the community’s commitment to maintaining a healthy, vital place to reside, work and recreate and a desire to provide a greenspace legacy for future generations. Each year the Albany Tree Board selects a recipient of a community tree stewardship award.
The purpose of the annual tree stewardship award is to recognize a business, organization or individuals for noteworthy actions that enhance the Albany-Dougherty urban forest.
On behalf of Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful and the Albany Tree Board, the annual tree stewardship award was presented to Dr. Paul Jones, Interim President of Darton State College in recognition of the exceptional efforts to plant and protect native oak trees throughout the campus grounds. Species of oak planted in the last 5 years include white oak, shumard oak, overcup oak, nuttalls oak, live oak and willow oak. These species were selected for their drought tolerance, fall color and acorn mass for wildlife. Congratulations to you and your staff. We thank you for your efforts.