For Immediate Release
Date: April 8, 2015
Members of Savannah City Council and City Park & Tree staff will join the Savannah Tree Foundation, Downtown Neighborhood Association and Victorian Neighborhood Association at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 9, for a ceremony to celebrate the ongoing revitalization of the Habersham Street tree lawns.
The project is a public-private partnership among the City of Savannah, Savannah Tree Foundation, Victorian Neighborhood Association, the Dubose Family Foundation, and the Downtown Neighborhood Association.
The Savannah Tree Foundation secured a grant from the Downtown Neighborhood Association to fund the removal of concrete sidewalks and installation of new brick sidewalks with a 6-foot-wide tree lawn along Habersham Street between East Park and East Duffy. The City removed a large old sweetgum tree in poor health to make way for the work, and will plant 8 Lacebark Elm trees which should reach a mature height of 35 to 40 feet, providing a tree canopy to the corridor.
“This is a great example of how the City and various non-profit/civic organizations can partner together,” said Gordon Denney, Savannah Interim Park and Tree Director. “This projects is helping to beautify the neighborhood while creating a tree canopy in an area where there was previously none.”
The ceremony will take place on Habersham Street between East Park and East Duffy Streets. The public is invited to attend.