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
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.
TREE of the MONTH
Although Mobilians have fully embraced the golden satsuma, it is not indigenous to the area. The first satsumas to be planted for commercial purposes were brought from Japan to Florida and were first cultivated in Alabama in the early twentieth century. But satsumas quickly flourished in Mobile and Baldwin Counties and were such a success, a local "Satsuma Day," was proclaimed in 1914 and celebrated each year in early December.
So this year, if you would like to celebrate yourself, plant a satsuma tree and sing this song, written in honor of Mobile's "Satsuma Day."
If you take care of it properly and have some luck it may produce more than you can eat like this one, located in midtown near the corner of Brown and Bradford Streets.
Here are a couple of resources on the proper care of satsumas and a bit of their history in Mobile.
Mobile Bay Magazine
December 7, 2021
Montgomery Advertiser, December 9, 1914
The Oakes Times, January 6, 1916
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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.
choose varieties by color
Oak Canopy, Michigan St.
Oak Canopy, Broad St.
Centenarian Oaks, Dauphin St.
Sweet gum, Selma St.
Slash Pines, Dauphin St.
Cypress Grove, Spring Hill Ave.
Avenue of the Oaks, Old Shell Rd.