HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Hundreds of people teamed up throughout today to celebrate the annual "Mayor's Tree Planting Day". This year marks seven years volunteers have planted trees at John Hunt Park at what used to be the old airport.
about five different types of oak trees were planted. Those trees include Sugar Maple, Tulip Poplar, Red Buds, River Birches, and White Dogwoods.
To ensure safety, volunteers had 6 feet social distancing markers while many also wore face masks.
Leaders say more than thirteen hundred trees have been planted since the event started years ago. Some volunteers even named their trees.
"Twenty, thirty, forty years from now we'll be able to look around, or somebody will be able to look around and enjoy the forest that we've been able to put out here that makes a beautiful landscape but also makes a park what is very special in a park."
About 1,000 trees were also given away for families to plant at home.