Sponsored by The Home Depot Foundation
Houston – October 1, 2006. Trees for Houston today announced that it will plant/maintain 100 trees as part of their Pleasantville Neighborhood 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 for Houston is a member of ACT’s NeighborWoods Network.
Memorial High School students will plant in the Pleasantville neighborhood of Houston, Texas. This oft-forgotten underserved neighborhood has requested Trees For Houston’s assistance in tree planting. Volunteers organized by the Neighborhood Association await a planting of approximately 100 trees on Saturday morning, October 28, 2006. Trees For Houston and the regional utility retailer will combine their efforts with neighborhood volunteers to complete this project.
“It’s great to be working on an important regreening effort at a time when other organizations are doing so as well,” said Catie Ross. “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.” Since founding in 1983, Trees for Houston has planted and maintained over 239,280 trees and seedlings on Houston area freeways, parkways, and school campuses.
Trees for Houston’s celebration will take place as follows:
Oct 28, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Read the full Trees for Houston press release. (PDF)