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Nearly 100 new trees planted in the Abercorn Street median

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Parts of Abercorn Street are getting new trees to beautify the area.

Tuesday, the City of Savannah planted the first of 100 Crape Myrtle trees in the Abercorn Street median between Deerfield Road and Magnolia Avenue. The new trees will help to reconnect this section of the Abercorn corridor with similar plantings along the rest of the corridor now that the Truman Parkway and Abercorn Street interchange road work has been completed.

"This will go down to at least Rio, and I hope that we can work with the state and the county help us with Georgetown on out to I-95. We need to create the corridor, a beautiful corridor for the entry of Savannah, as it should be, and I hope this is the start for that work,” said District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas.

The event included a ceremonial golden shovel tree planting ceremony. 

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