Albuquerque to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Albuquerque, N.M. – October 1, 2006. Tree New Mexico today announced that it will plant/maintain 50 trees as part of their South Broadway NeighborWoods Planting. This event is one of more than 100 regreening efforts throughout the country being promoted during October, which has been declared National NeighborWoods Month by the national nonprofit, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT). Tree New Mexico is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Tree New Mexico will celebrate national NeighborWoods Month in Albuquerque’s South Broadway Neighborhood, one of Albuquerque’s “Pocket of Poverty” neighborhoods. Partners will include: United South Broadway Corporation and the South Broadway Neighborhood Association. Diana Dorn-Jones, executive director of USBC “predicts it will take another five years of planting trees to create an urban forest.” She also says that “we want to get back to tree-lined streets and clear the air we breathe; I can’t think of a better way to engage the neighborhood. Everybody loves trees.” TNM has invited Councilor Isaac Benton and Mayor Martin Chavez to the event.
“What we’re really doing is building communities by planting trees,” says Tree New Mexico Executive Director Suzanne Probart. “Trees don’t just look nice and provide shade; they teach us how to be a more responsible member of the community and give us a sense of pride in our surroundings.”
Tree New Mexico’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Community Garden at 1200 block of Edith S.W.
Read the full Tree New Mexico press release. (PDF)