Darton State College is the recipient of the Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful Tree Stewardship Award.
The award is given annually to a local business or individual for their efforts in protecting and enhancing the urban tree canopy of Albany and Dougherty County.
Kay Kirkman, Chairman of the Albany Tree Board says, "they serve so many ecological services. They provide clean air, they provide a wildlife habitat and they just make a community more welcoming to it's residents and to outsiders."
The Tree Stewardship Award has been given out for 20 years.