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Friends of Mobile Trees preserves, promotes and celebrates our world class trees.

NOW is the time to PLANT for the future, so Mobile will continue to FLOURISH

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The City and County of Mobile, Alabama are blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful trees. They clean the air we breathe, shade us from harmful sun rays, cool us in hot weather and enhance our lives in many other ways. They also attract tourists to grow our economy.


Friends of Mobile Trees is dedicated to preserving and restoring our urban forest, inviting community participation and partnerships. As a 501c3 Corporation, all contributions and donations to our efforts are tax deductible.

We Need Your Help

to restore and protect

Mobile's Urban Forest

As an IRS-approved 501c3 Corporation, Friends of Mobile Trees depends on the support of businesses and individuals like you, in addition to public and private grants, to fulfill its mission. An initial $10,000 matching fund is in place to encourage your support and help us meet our goals.

Your Donation Allows Us To:

Nurture our existing trees

Collaborate with Mobile's arborists to plant new trees

Replace trees we are losing with species appropriate to their locations.


January 2024

Characteristic of the DeTonti Square neighborhood, this sprawling hundred-year-old live oak at 256 Joachim St., seems almost intertwined with the elegant architecture behind it. With a sidewalk built to accommodate its underground root system, and situated in a relatively quiet oasis just outside busy downtown Mobile, it continues to frame and soften our view from the street while providing shade for this historic home, the Richards-DAR House Museum.

View Tree of the Month Archives

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Live Oak at 256 Joachim St. 

Time seems to have stood still when we compare the oak at 256 Joachim St. as it was seen c. 1934 and today. Weathering changes in the landscape and the elements of nature, it is remarkably unchanged with he passage of 90 years. 

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256 Joachim St., Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher photographer, c. 1933
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Live oak at 256 Joachim St. today
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256 Joachim St., Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey, Jack E. Boucher photographer, c. 1933
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The Mobile area DAR chapters recently celebrated their 50th Anniversary of owning and maintaining the home at 256 Joachim St., which was originally the home of Captain Charles Richards and his family. 

Use our digital Mobile Tree Trail 
to discover some of Mobile's most impressive trees

and check back often for newly curated selections

zoom in and click on any tree icon to learn more.

or select by location or variety

Crichton Leprechaun Tree
Boyington Oak, Bayou St.
Duffee Oak, Caroline St.
Red Maples, S. Claiborne St.
Bienville Square
British Park
Washington Square


choose varieties by color





Sweet Gum


Oak Canopy, Michigan St.

Oak Canopy, Broad St.

Centenarian Oaks, Dauphin St.

Magnolia Cemetery

Sweet gum, Selma St.

Slash Pines, Dauphin St.

Cypress Grove, Spring Hill Ave.

Avenue of the Oaks, Old Shell Rd.

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Click to View our latest successful Projects

proudly planting for the future across Mobile County
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Memorial Planting, 11.20.22

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