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Des Moines, Iowa – October 1, 2006. Trees Forever today announced that it will plant/maintain 50 trees as part of their Brubaker and Hoyt Schools 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 Forever is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
The Brubaker and Hoyt school tree-planting evolved out of the Grandview neighborhood planning process, in which the school site was identified as a top priority for a tree-planting project. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie has been invited, as well as the superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools and the school principals. The tree-planting will also involve students and teachers, as well as Municipal Arborist Skip Moore and a representative from the school maintenance staff.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Meredith Borchardt. “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.” Trees Forever is currently working on a national documentary series on Native Americans and their connections to trees and forests. Interviews were conducted with more than 80 people from 29 tribes or nations.
Trees Forever’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
School: 2900 East 42nd.
Read the full Trees Forever press release. (PDF)