The City of Statesboro Tree Board and Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful (KSBB) announced Monday that the newest project – the Blind Willie McTell Trail Tree Walk- is now open.
Nestled between Downtown Statesboro and Georgia Southern University, the Blind the tree walk can be found on Blind Willie McTell Trail which is adjacent to the Blue Mile. Individuals can enjoy many varieties of trees as they walk along the trail, as 30 different species are labeled with their common names and scientific names.
The purpose of the Blind Willie McTell Tree Walk is to bring awareness and education of different types of tree species to residents and visitors alike. The tree walk also serves as a unique way to admire the outdoors and enjoy specific trees that are both established and new to the trail.
Brochures can be found in the foyer of City Hall as well as the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau to help locate the walk and follow along the tree walk path. A virtual map of the tree walk can also be found online if individuals would prefer to use their smartphones.
The starting point of the tree walk begins at E Main St next to Eagle Creek Brewing Company and the walk ends at the end of the Blind Willie McTell Trail next to Fair Rd.