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Arbor Day Planting Replaces Trees Lost to Hurricane Matthew

Several organizations observed Georgia Arbor Day, Feb. 17, by replacing 15-20 trees lost to Hurricane Matthew at the Stolloway Property on St. Simons Island. The property, owned jointly by the St. Simons Land Trust and Glynn County, is located at 2201 Frederica Road.

The 1.78-acre parcel already contains wooded wetlands, and its trees had been saved when the Land Trust and Glynn County jointly purchased the property in May 2004 to protect it from development.

Trees planted at the Arbor Day observance include live oaks, magnolias, red buds, and hollies. 

Donations include two live oaks, one magnolia, several red buds, and several hollies from Georgia Power Co. and Asplundh Tree Expert Co.; one live oak and one magnolia from Resa Dollar of Southeast Nursery; and one live oak and one magnolia from Golden Isles Fund for Trees (GIFT).

Georgia Power, Asplundh, and Glynn County joined the Land Trust in planning the event, and representatives from these organizations participated. Attendees also included representatives from GIFT and Southeast Nursery, as well as Andy Jones, who provided tree removal services.