Tornado victims receive trees to rebuild

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Boxes of trees from the Alabama Forestry Commission will help reforest areas that were hardest hit by tornados on April 27, 2011. Dozens of volunteers handed out hundreds of trees to residents of areas damaged by the storms.

Representatives of Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful said the people seemed thrilled about the trees. They were grateful to be able to reforest their properties.

The reforesting project is a priority for the Alabama Forestry Commission, since trees also provide habitat to animals and shade for the earth.