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Thousands of trees planted in Birmingham as part of a reforestation project to preserve native species and provide much needed shade

treeplatingShade just became abundant in Birmingham. Councilor Valerie Abbott & The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are using a reforestation project called “The Centennial Trees Program” to plant thousands of trees around the city. The first of its kind, this program uses seedlings grown from Birmingham’s oldest and largest native trees, some up to two-hundred years old. After two years, they’re planted back at their original site, whether its a park, riverside or even tornado damaged areas. For more information about everything the Birmingham City Council is doing visit