Detroit, MI (October 14, 2009)- The Greening of Detroit is celebrating its 20th anniversary by planting 2,000 trees in the city this fall. The nonprofit group’s “Planting Palooza!” kicked off earlier this month. Plantings are planned for every Saturday through Nov. 21, rain or shine. Volunteers are being sought to help.
Detroit was known a century ago for its tree-lined streets and neighborhoods. The city saw much of its greenery fall casualty to the spread of Dutch elm disease in the 1950s and, more recently, the tree-killing emerald ash borer. Details of planting events and volunteer opportunities are available on Greening of Detroit’s Web site.
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