More than 100 people took part in the Crawford Park Tree Planting in northeast Huntsville near Alabama A&M University on Friday, Dec. 17.
Families, workers and volunteers helped plant 150 trees at the event hosted by the City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team. Green Team and Landscape Management helped volunteers of all ages plant 15 varieties of trees, including maple, oak, black gum, bald cypress, cedar and magnolia.
Arab residents Matt and Jorian Smith brought their three children, who are out of school for winter break.
“We told them that they weren’t going to just lay around the house,” Matt Smith said. “They were going to do something productive with their time.”
I take a lot of pride in our City and love making the effort to provide those personal touches that make Huntsville so charming.”
Other volunteers included representatives from The Arc of Madison County, Northeast Civic Association and Leadership Greater Huntsville. Approximately 50 volunteers from The Arc helped jumpstart the tree planting. Bill English, Tara Guilfoil, Sonia Robinson and Deb Trouesdale with Leadership Greater Huntsville pitched in, as well.
“This is my home,” Robinson said. “I take a lot of pride in our City and love making the effort to provide those personal touches that make Huntsville so charming.”
Green Team and Landscape Management help coordinate beautification efforts in the Rocket City throughout the year. For more information on tree plantings in Huntsville, please call 256-532-5326.