Eglin Air Force Base recently conducted a beautification and reforestation project. We hope you enjoy this pictorial of the event.
The six-day project included preparing the area and soil, sowing wild flower seeds, planting 555 Eglin seed long leaf pines and 55 saw palmetto trees to beautify the retention pond with native plant species. Above, Airman 1st Class Julian Wagleleal, 96th Communications Squadron, carries a long leaf pine seedling.
The project also used pollinating flowers to support bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths. Above, Capt. Zakaria Boston, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, uses a post hole digger to dig planting holes.
U.S. Air Force photos/Ilka Cole