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Detroit – October 1, 2006. The Greening of Detroit today announced that it will plant/maintain 130 trees as part of their North Rosedale Community 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). The Greening of Detroit is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
The Emerald Ash Borer has affected millions of ash trees in Michigan. The North Rosedale Community, The City of Detroit, and The Greening have been working since September 2005 to remove and replace ash trees in the neighborhood.
Already over 100 trees have been replaced. This planting will be the grand finale to our NeighborWoods Ash Replacement Program. The Grand Finale will be a true tree planting spectacle as 250 volunteers join to plant 130 trees along the beautiful streets of this old northwest Detroit neighborhood.
“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 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale.
Read the full The Greening of Detroit press release. (PDF)