The Forest Lake Baptist Church is offering a variety of trees at no cost to Tuscaloosa County residents that may have lost trees during the April storms. Each family may claim two trees on a first come, first served basis Saturday, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. until noon at the "Wings of Grace" diaster center, located at 107 18th St. in Tuscaloosa.
Residents must be able to transport the trees themselves and be prepared to present ID confirming their Tuscaloosa County residency and property location. Volunteers will be available to help plant the trees; please go to flbc.us to register for assistance. Trees cannot be planted underneath or power lines, and residents must call 811 at least three days before planting to have any underground utility lines marked.
The trees range in size from 10 to 25 gallons, or 8 to 15 feet in height. The following types of trees will be available for pick up: