Savannah to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Savannah, Ga. – October 1, 2006. Savannah Tree Foundation today announced that it will host two Bacon Park ForestKeepers Days. These events are two of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Savannah Tree Foundation is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Bacon Park Forest is under attack from invasive species that thrive in the maritime forest and threaten the ecosystem that supports this unique natural resource. The Savannah Tree Foundaiton is dedicated to preserving the trees by using low-impact techniques to eradicate invasive species. The restoration project, a joint venture of the City of Savannah and the Savannah Tree Foundation, came about in 2004 when forestry experts from the University of Georgia and the International Paper Forest Resources Division concurred that a non-native invasive species removal project was needed to save the magnificent trees and indigenous plants which occupy the fifty-acre city-owned forest.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Adrienn Mendonca. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.”
Savannah Tree Foundation’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bacon Park.
Oct 18, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bacon Park.
Read the full Savannah Tree Foundation press release. (PDF)