Georgia Ports Authority Arbor Day Commitment 2013
The Georgia Ports Authority has decided to put dozens of historic trees located on its property under protective governance, now and into the future. "These massive oaks located on GPA property are awe inspiring and have been here long before we were," said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz. The two oldest trees are located at the Garden City Terminal. The oldest is 92 inches in diameter and is estimated to have taken root in 1645. The second oldest is 91 inches in diameter and is estimated to have taken root in 1649. "Our mission is to grow our business in environmentally responsible ways," said Foltz. "Protecting the tree canopy around the fourth busiest container port in the nation is just one project we've undertaken as part of our sustainability initiative."