Apprentice arborist Robert Hartwell (L), Savannah Sustainability Director Nick Deffley and apprentice Jason Smith
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Apprentice arborist Robert Hartwell (L), Savannah Sustainability Director Nick Deffley and apprentice Jason Smith

Savannah is the greenest city in Georgia this weekend as thousands celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The state’s first capitol city is going green in another way.

GPB’s Cindy Hill takes us inside the Urban Tree Nursery Project that’s training apprentice arborists to grow and care for the city’s famous tree canopy.

Tree Nursery Audio Postcard

Sign at the Tree Nursery on Gwinnett St. in Savannah
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Sign at the Tree Nursery on Gwinnett St. in Savannah
Apprentice arborist Robert Hartwell talking with sustainability director Nick Deffley
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Apprentice arborist Robert Hartwell talking with sustainability director Nick Deffley
Apprentice arborist Jason Smith checking out the new growth
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Apprentice arborist Jason Smith checking out the new growth