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Mobile, Ala. (February 28, 2008)
Contact: Bob Lowry, USA Children's & Women's Hospital, (251) 415-1358

USA Children's Park Site for Keep Mobile Beautiful Tree Planting

From left, Bob Haskins, Greg Bolin, and Gary Carley.
From left, Bob Haskins, coordinator of Keep Mobile Beautiful, Greg Bolin, director of grounds operations at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, and Gary Carley, supervisor of grounds operations at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, with one of the newly planted magnolias planted at the USA Children’s Park.

MOBILE –The University of South Alabama Children’s Park at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital has six more trees for visitors to enjoy thanks to Keep Mobile Beautiful.  As part of the organization’s Living Legacy program, and in observance of Arbor Day, six trees have been planted and were dedicated in the park on Feb. 27.


“For centuries, people have planted trees to honor the lives of those they love and admire,” Bob Haskins, coordinator of Keep Mobile Beautiful, said.  “The Living Legacy program allows individuals or groups to create their own living legacy for family or friends.”


The nationally recognized USA Children’s Park, besides being home to more than 50 sculptures, also features more than 150 trees of 20 different species on its seven rolling acres that form the entrance to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital.  The newly planted trees are Todd Gresham magnolias and Okame cherry trees.


“Just as the USA Children’s Park is a gift from the University of South Alabama to our community, so the Living Legacy program is a gift from the City of Mobile to its citizens,” Steven Burford, assistant administrator at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, said.  “We’re proud to be part of the city’s efforts to enhance our environment.”


USA Children’s Park also offers a tree program to honor or remember loved ones. Supporters may choose an existing tree or a new tree from the park’s purchase list, and the donor tree will be commemorated with a recognition plaque.  For more information, please call 415-1636 or visit and click on USA Children’s Park.

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