Denver to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Denver – October 1, 2006. The Park People today announced that it will plant/maintain 30 trees as part of their Tree Care in City Park. 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 Park People is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

Volunteers of The Park People gather on the Second Saturday of each month to plant or care for trees in Denver. City Park is known as Denver’s “people’s park,” bordering the Denver Zoo and the Museum of Nature & Science. City Park is also the site of a very popular summer concert series. It also provides the best views of the city skyline and Rocky Mountains. For our National NeighborWoods proejct, volunteers will help create mulch beds under young trees to conserve moisture around the root zones. We will also prune away any dead or failing branches.
Denver’s tree canopy coverage averages just over 6%. In July 12, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper announced his vision for Denver’s urban forest: one million new trees in metro Denver by the year 2026. “It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Patrick Hayes. “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 Park People’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Read the full The Park People press release. (PDF)