Overland Park to Celebrate National NeighborWoods Month

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Overland Park, Kan. – October 1, 2006. Heartland Tree Alliance/Bridging the Gap today announced that it will plant/maintain 25 trees as part of their Pruning Field Day. 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). Heartland Tree Alliance is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.

HTA offers TreeKeepers, a 6-week course that covers all kinds of information about trees- soils, disease, planting, pruning, etc. There are 2 outdoor sessions, one on tree ID and one on pruning. This is the second field day for HTA’s Tree Keepers class. This class will train volunteers to help care for young trees on public property throughout the Kansas City metro area.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Suzy Latare. “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.” Heartland Tree Alliance seeks to inspire people of our region to understand the importance of the community forest through active participation and education.
Heartland Tree Alliance’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Read the full Heartland Tree Alliance press release. (PDF)