By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, the economic and aesthetic welfare of the people of Alabama are largely dependent on the trees and forest lands of the state; and
WHEREAS, everyone in Alabama benefits either directly or indirectly from trees and forest lands; and
WHEREAS, trees provide jobs, products, habitat for wildlife, and recreational opportunities; and
WHEREAS, trees provide oxygen, help purify the air, play an important role in the water cycle, help neutralize waste water, and stabilize the soil; and
WHEREAS, trees are an invaluable physical and psychological addition to Alabama, provide shade, cool the air, and reduce noise levels and glare; and
WHEREAS, trees are an economic asset to Alabama, attract tourism, increase property values, and enhance shopping patterns; and
WHEREAS, the management of trees increases their benefit to our communities through planning, planting, maintenance, timely removal and replacement; and
WHEREAS, well-maintained trees benefit present and future generations:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim February 19th, through February 26th, 2017, as
in the state of Alabama and encourage each citizen to participate in tree planting activities during this week.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 19th day of February 2017.
Provided by the Office of the Governor of Alabama | governor.alabama.gov