March 11, 2013

The University of Montevallo’s trees have a rich history

Montevallo is proud of its trees. Evidence is the fact that the city was just awarded its 22nd annual Tree City designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Herschel Hale, arborist and chair of the Arbor Board, told us some interesting stories about his favorites. He explained the huge red oaks in front of Main Dorm on the UM campus are more than 100 years old. They were probably planted not long after that dorm was built.