For Immediate Release
Date: January 20, 2015
The City of Savannah is partnering with Georgia Power this week on a project to improve the streetscape and reduce tree-related problems on Savannah’s eastside.
This Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 21 and 22, City and Georgia Power crews will begin removing 18 poor-quality sweet gum trees on Harmon Street between Anderson and Waldburg, and replacing them with 24 more desirable crape myrtles. The sweet gums interfere with power lines, requiring regular maintenance to trim and cut back limbs. The tree’s spiky fruit also causes a mess on the sidewalks and streets.
The crape myrtles will require less maintenance, and create a more attractive streetscape.