New trees planted on Main Street

The City of Perry and Perry Rotary Club have worked together to plant new trees on Main Street in front of the Houston County Board of Education building.  The president of the Rotary Club worldwide challenged all 1.2 million Rotarians to plant a tree before Earth Day on April 22, 2018. The Perry Rotary Club accepted his challenge.  The trees in front of the Houston County Board of Education Building regrettably had to be removed at the end of last year due to disease.  The Perry Rotary Club felt like this was their opportunity to help and donated the replacement trees.  The new trees are Trident Maples and were planted at the end of January.  They procured from Bold Spring Nursery in Hawkinsville. Michael Turner of Heart of Georgia Environmental, City of Perry’s arborist, was awarded the bid to purchase, deliver, install and provide initial establishment support. Trident Maples are known to thrive in urban environments, have deep red fall color, mature at 30-35’ height and have moderate growth rates which make it a good choice for street tree applications.  We look forward to enjoying these trees lining Main Street for years to come.