January 10, 2012
Celebrating the beginning of replanting the trees which were lost in the 2010 tornado and the receipt of a $4,825 grant from the Georgia Urban Forestry Council are (l-r) Beryl Budd, community forester sr. for the Georgia Forestry Commission; Tom Krieger, a member of Newborn's City Council; Mary Lynne Beckley, executive director of GUFC; Newborn Mayor Roger Sheridan; and Rusty Lee of Downey Trees Inc. This tree is a Trident maple and was planted near the stump of an old sycamore tree that was damaged and had to be taken down due to the storm.
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The Georgiia Urban Forest Council presented the city of Newborn with a grant of $4,825 for the purpose of replanting trees due to the large number that were lost in last year's tornado.