A day dedicated to enjoying nature has one group handing out trees. Alabama Power is handing out trees at Zinn Park in Anniston to promote Arbor Day. The day of the national holiday isn’t until April, but the last week in February is Arbor Week.
Alabama Power is encouraging people to take time to plant and care for trees. Alabama Power Utility Arborist Jonathan Copeland says planting trees takes more consideration than people may realize. Each year, Alabama Power hands out about 3,500 trees to celebrate Arbor Day.
Copeland says they give out a variety of trees that are native to the area. Copeland also says that before you plant trees in your yard or on your property it is important to know which trees to plant.