Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Houston – October 1, 2006. Trees for Houston today announced that it will plant/maintain 200 trees as part of their Alief Neighborhood 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). Trees for Houston is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
100 volunteers will plant 200 5-gallon trees in Boone Road Park; 800 more trees to be planted later in the season. This underserved neighborhood is an enthusiastic participant in Trees For Houston NeighborWoods activities, and eagerly awaits the beginning of Houston’s planting season. In addition to volunteers from the neighborhood, Trees For Houston has organized volunteer assistance from a local high school honors club. The Neighborhood Council of Alief hopes Trees For Houston will plant additional trees in their area during the rest of the 2006-2007 planting season.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Catie Ross. “Part of our goal is to draw attention to the good work being done at the grassroots level all across the country to improve urban and community forests.” Since founding in 1983, Trees for Houston has planted and maintained over 239,280 trees and seedlings on Houston area freeways, parkways, and school campuses.
Trees for Houston’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Read the full Trees for Houston press release. (PDF)