Trees returning to courthouse square thanks to grant

One of the hundred-year-old oaks going down in June 2018.
February 10th, 2021     Community Featured News

The Union County Courthouse Square will soon see trees again, according to New Albany Main Street Manager Billye Jean Stroud.

She said the Main Street Association has been awarded a grant through the Keep America/Mississippi Beautiful and the Community Recovery Tree Planting project.

Thanks to this, ten oaks are being paid for to replace those trees that were damaged through the years and finally removed in the summer of 2018.

Some of those trees that ringed the front lawn had been on the courthouse lawn since 1908, she said.

Replacing the trees will begin this Friday, Feb. 12, coinciding with Mississippi’s Arbor Day.

A brief ceremony and photo opportunity will be held at 11 a.m. on the courthouse lawn and the public is welcome.

The trees had not been trimmed properly and several were in danger of falling due to rot.

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