FOMT Projects Span Across Mobile County
AIRPORT BLVD PROJECT MOVING AHEAD
The City of Mobile's Urban Forestry and FOMT are working together to replace scrub trees on the public Airport Boulevard medians from I-65 to University.
Early this year FOMT’s members were first to contribute to the purchase of these trees with Urban Forestry contracting to install them. In May, FOMT and the Mobile Tree Commission publicly agreed to split the cost of these replacement trees for the stretch from I-65 to Montlimar (Phase 1). In June, Councilor Joel Daves pledged $5000 from District 5’s Discretionary Fund for the stretch from Montlimar to Azalea Road (Phase 2). In early September, Alabama Power awarded Friends of Mobile Trees a $1,000 grant from its Good Roots program to buy trees for Phase 2.
The current plan is to replace between "50 and 60 trees"on four long stretches of city right of way:
1) Airport Boulevard from I-65 to the western city limits.
2) Cottage Hill Road from I-65 to the western city limits.
3) Old Shell Road from I-65 to the western city limits.
4) All of University Boulevard
We will keep you posted as we move forward.
Mobile County Environmental Center,
In May, 2023, FOMT donated four live oaks to the future Mobile County Environmental Center on Saltaire Road. It will be exciting to see these mature over the years in the natural setting.
Courtesy of The Arborist @TheArboristPT
Escatawpa Hollow Park
Friends of Mobile Trees' 12 live oaks are now in the ground at the brand new
Escatawpa Hollow Park
in Northwest Mobile County.
Thanks once again to one of FOMT's great advisors Phillip Dodd for this generous in-kind donation.
Oaks Planted in Tricentennial Park
Thanks to an in kind donation from FOMT member Phillip Dodd Landscaping, FOMT facilitated the planting by City of Mobile Parks of four 40 gallon live oaks at the center of Tricentennial Park between the 3 Mile Creek Greenway and the Childrens Splash Pad.
FOMT recommended this specific site so the trees will benefit both park visitors and residents traveling along the Greenway.
Watch the trees planted!
to the New Trees on Florida Street!
FOMT is helping to sustain Mobile's green environment for the future.
Thanks to an in-kind donation from FOMT member Phillip Dodd Landscaping , FOMT facilitated the planting by City of Mobile Parks of three 40 gallon live oaks on Florida Street, two blocks North of Airport Blvd. These trees complete the oak grove covering a wide median in the heart of Midtown Mobile.
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Let's Keep Going!
Memorial Live Oaks Planted in Medal of Honor Park
in Memory of Victor Birch & Bowdoin Atchison
On November 26, 2022, members of the Port City Pacers, with help from the Friends of Mobile Trees, planted two trees at Medal of Honor Park Saturday in honor of runners gone too soon. Trees were planted in memory of Victor Birch and Bowdoin Atchison. Both men were heavily involved in local running events and community events.