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Answering a call for help regarding tree canopy loss after Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful secured a Keep America Beautiful community restoration grant that provided 52 live oak trees to replace those lost to the storms throughout Glynn County.


To assist County public works staff with tree maintenance once planted, the KGIB "Tree Buddy" program was born. Tree Buddy volunteers agreed to "adopt" a specific tree, and water it three times a week for one year. In this initial effort, 26 of the 52 newly planted trees were cared for by volunteers!

The KGIB Tree Buddy Program is activated when need arises and City/County public works staff needs assistance. 

For tree and project photos click HERE.

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