VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - The city of Valdosta will use grant money from Georgia ReLeaf to plant over 60 trees for Arbor Day.
On Thursday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m., Valdosta’s Arbor Division will use the $6,300 in grant funds to plant 64 trees at Sunset Hill Cemetery. This will boost the city’s urban forest with native species and biodiversity, according to a post by the city.
The city said the grant will help restore the urban greenery lost during Hurricane Idalia for a healthier environment.
“More trees mean shade, better air, less noise, and reduced runoff,” the post said.
The funds were from Georgia ReLeaf with support from the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Georgia Tree Council and the U.S. Forest Service.
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