Trees planted in Montgomery on the Voting Rights Trail

Trees planted in Montgomery on the Voting Rights Trail

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - New trees are headed to Oak Street streetscape in Montgomery. It's all a part of the Voting Rights Trail Project being sponsored by ACTrees and Boise Paper.

The 24 Eastern Redbud trees will be planted in the streetscape of Oak Street in front of LAMP Elementary School. These trees are known for their pink flowers in early spring and are apart of a project that includes 300 trees. The project is being funded by a grant of $1,500, which was awarded to Montgomery Trees.

The Montgomery Tree Committee was started by a citizen advocacy group as the urban forestry program. The committee along with the city of Montgomery and the Clean City Commission has worked on other grants to develop data and ideas to benefit the environment and community.

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