Talladega, Demopolis and others receive Alabama Power Good Roots grants

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Tree Planting at Putnam Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama —November 2019. Photo via Pat Byington for The Bama Buzz

Thanks to the Alabama Power Foundation’s Good Roots program 30 cities and non-profits throughout Alabama will be getting tree planting and community beautification grants this year.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than 700 grants totaling more than $680,000.

How does the Good Roots program work?

Grant recipients can receive up to $1000 to help cities, towns, schools and non-profit organizations plant trees and institute local beautification projects.

What kind of projects were funded for 2021? Here is a list of the projects from a recent Alabama News Center story.

  • City of Fairfield— Install new welcome signage and plant roses and crepe myrtles along a series of historic brick walls that serve as gateways to the city.
  • City of Talladega — Plant trees in a newly created greenspace downtown and in a public parking area
  • City of Roanoke — Beautify and plant trees in a new downtown greenspace used for community events and festivals
  • City of Saraland — Plant crepe myrtles to help beautify one of the community’s busiest thoroughfares
  • City of Ashford the Ashford Downtown Redevelopment Authority— Beautify the grounds around City Hall and to plant trees at a new downtown park and playground.
Tree Planting
Tree Planting at Putnam Elementary School in Birmingham, Alabama —November 2019. Photo via Pat Byington for The Bama Buzz

Additional grant awardees:

  • Alexander City Tree Board
  • City of Auburn
  • Boys & Girls Ranches of Alabama
  • Calera Main Street
  • Demopolis Middle School
  • Town of Hayneville
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Jasper City Schools
  • Lakeland Community Hospital
  • City of Northport City of Pickensville
  • City of Roanoke
  • City of Selma,
  • City of Smiths Station
  • Sylacauga Parks and Recreation.

Grants are awarded each fall. All trees shall be planted according to the procedures prescribed by the International Society of Arboriculture or the National Arbor Day Foundation

To learn more about the Alabama Power Foundation and its charitable initiatives, please visit www.powerofgood.com.

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