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Detroit – October 1, 2006. The Greening of Detroit today announced that it will plant/maintain 30 trees as part of their Baldwin & Seyburn Street Tree Replacement Project. 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). The Greening of Detroit is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
The Greening of Detroit is celebrating NeighborWoods Month with street tree plantings planned for every weekend in neighborhoods throughout the city of Detroit. Each of our NeighborWoods Plantings will focus on replacing trees that have been lost to the Emerald Ash Borer, an exotic boring insect that feeds on Ash trees and which will kill more than 50,000 street trees in the city of Detroit.
The Baldwin/Seyburn planting is the kick off planting for our Neighborwoods Ash Replacement Program. The Greening will be helping Residents & St. Charles Church replace ash trees. The community has lost many ash trees. We expect 75 volunteers.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Rebecca Salminen Witt. “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.”
The Greening of Detroit’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Charles Church, 1491 Baldwin St.
Read the full The Greening of Detroit press release. (PDF)