Live Oak Planted at Zoo in Honor of National Arbor Day
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Alexandria, La. (April 26, 2019)—A live oak tree, courtesy of Walker Automotive’s 100th anniversary and Doug Young Nursery, was planted today at the Alexandria Zoo in the Anoa yard in honor of National Arbor Day.
“We appreciate the new live oak,” said Zoo Director Lee Ann Whitt. “We’ve lost some big trees this past year for various reasons so this helps us begin to replace them and celebrate National Arbor Day.”
Alexandria City Council President Jules Green, Whitt, City of Alexandria Landscape Architect Darren Green and representatives from Walker Automotive were on hand for the planting which took place in the Lowland Area of the zoo where Anoas are housed.
“We live in an area where we are blessed by trees, and we are proud to add one more to the city’s landscape,” said Councilman Green.
The City of Alexandria has been an Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA member for 25 years. The program is designed to celebrate the importance of an urban tree canopy.
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