Inaugural Tree Planting to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Ft. Wayne, Ind. – October 1, 2006. Trees Indiana today announced that it will plant/maintain 30 trees as part of their Harvester Tree 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 Indiana is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

This inaugural tree planting for Trees Indiana that is being led by the TreeKeeper YouthCorps from the McCormick Boys & Girls Club. Already the YouthCorps has canvassed the neighborhood, encouraging residents from this under-invested area on the southeast side of Fort Wayne to be active in the revitalization process. Fort Wayne Housing Authority (FWHA) will assist with communication to the residents keeping residents accountable to their commitment. At this event, Mayor Graham Richard will present a proclamation declaring October as National NeighborWoods Month in Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne’s Street Tree Planting Program will provide the trees, mulch, and site preparation. Home Depot and community volunteers assist the residents with planting.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Carol Cavell. “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 Indiana inspires and educates Indiana’s youth to become stewards who plant, protect, and maintain their community trees.
Trees Indiana’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 14, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Southwest corner of Edsall & McCormick.
Read the full Trees Indiana press release. (PDF)