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Georgia Southern University Botanic Garden receives grant for new species, walking trail

The Georgia Southern University Botanic Garden has been awarded the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, which will be used to plant a collection of new trees and install a trail amongst them.

“The grant will pay for a climbing arborist to come in and take care of the trees that we don’t have the staff to manage safely,” said Carolyn Altman, Botanic Garden director.

The Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust was created in 1970 by May Smith in honor of her husband to support education and research in ornamental horticulture and the development and maintenance of public gardens that offer educational experiences.

The Botanic Garden is located on the Statesboro Campus, and admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


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