The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) and the Winston County Natural Resources Council is encouraging citizens to join in this year’s Alabama Tree Recovery Campaign. The free trees will be given out on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Neighborhood Facilities Building in Haleyville starting at 9:00 a.m. and continuing to noon or until all the seedlings are gone. This link has a map to the Neighborhood Facilities Building. The address is 1205 10th Ave, Haleyville, AL 35565.
Winston County is one of the areas to receive seedlings in an effort to reforest the state’s communities damaged in the April 2011 tornados. In an effort to restore the state’s urban tree canopy and the many environmental, economic, and social benefits those trees provide. All citizens are encouraged to take part even if they did not have storm damage on their property.
Seedlings available will be: Chickasaw plum, Nuttall oak, overcup oak, cherrybark oak, Shumard oak, sawtooth oak, persimmon, Japanese maple, green ash, pond cypress, blackgum, bald cypress, red maple, red bud, oak leaf hydrangea, crape myrtle, black willow, flowering dogwood, American hophornbeam, and sycamore.
In addition to the free trees, there will also be a limited supply of “tree rings” made from landscape fabric, and educational materials on proper planting techniques.