Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Washington, D.C. – October 1, 2006. D.C. Greenworks today announced that it will plant/maintain 20 trees as part of their Logan Circle Community Tree Care. 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). D.C. Greenworks is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
Fall celebration of all the young and old trees in their neighborhood. In the morning we will be mulching the new trees and continuing on with a survey of the trees in the neighborhood to get residents to adopt the ones that might be stressed and need attention. In the afternoon there will be a picnic with a band and we will be painting pumpkins with the neighborhood children. The idea is to get residents excited about the ongoing care of the trees so that they survive longer than 7 years. Its a festival emphasizing that maintaining the health of the trees is a step in maintaining the health of the community.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Liz Tylander. “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.”
D.C. Greenworks’ celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Read the full D.C. Greenworks press release. (PDF)