2014 Tree Giveaway

The Turkey Creek Nature Preserve would like to thank everyone that came out on Saturday, February 8th, 2014, the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve to support our first ever Tree Giveaway for the community of Pinson. This very special event was part of a statewide effort, lead by the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Arbor Day Foundation, to help communities impacted by the 2011 tornadoes. During our tree-age (triage, get it?) 1,500 trees were given away by the Friends of Turkey Creek volunteer group.  Also, on-hand to answer any tree care questions during the event, were horticulture experts from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the Jefferson County Storm Water Authority.

Trees provide many very important ecological services for our society, such as clean air, clean water, erosion control, and of course general beautification. Unfortunately, sever weather, and development contributes to the loss of many trees and the services they provide us, every year. We hope that these trees will help make our community a cleaner, greener place.

There are still a few trees left, if you are interested in one of these trees or have any questions about caring for your trees, please feel free to email TCNP at cyeager@bsc.edu or call us at 205.680.4116.

This event would not have been possible without the help of volunteers from the Friends of Turkey Creek that worked hard all morning to label and pass out trees. If you would like to learn more about how you can support the Friends of Turkey Creek, please visit their Facebook page!

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Charles majored in Urban Environmental Studies while attending BSC, and obtained his BA in 2010. He is no stranger to Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, having spent many hours doing onsite GIS mapping and wetland restoration work, as an intern with Fresh Water Land Trust http://www.freshwaterlandtrust.org/. Charles also knows a thing or two about sustainable landscape design, and was actively involved in the construction phases of our North Birmingham & Seven Springs EcoScapes http://www.stoneshovel.com/ecoscapes.html Charles is married to Rebecca Yeager, a fellow BSC alum.
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