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Forsyth Park Arboretum dedication

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah City Council and tree enthusiasts dedicated the Forsyth Park Arboretum Tuesday morning.

The arboretum features over 50 different species of trees and highlights the dozens of tree species in the community that help comprise one of the world's great urban forests. Each one is identified with a marker bearing their botanical and common names.

There is also a new maps of the entire arboretum in place to help guide visitors as they tour the grounds.

"Obviously, Savannah gets millions of tourists every year. They're really blown away by the trees that we have in town. I think a lot of people come for the history of Savannah and the interesting, unique history that we have, not realizing the tree canopy that we have," said Bill Haws with the Savannah Park and Tree Department.

The arboretum at Forsyth Park has been on the drawing board since a master tree plan was developed back in 1988. The plan was to keep planting new types of trees across the city.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the cause, contact the Savannah Park and Tree Department at 912.651.6611.

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