Habitat for Humanity Tree Workshop and Planting Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
In collaboration with Columbus Habitat for Humanity, Trees Columbus will be planting trees in the community areas of a new Habitat for Humanity neighborhood. Before trees are planted, Trees Columbus will share with residents of the many benefits that trees provide- both to homes and to people. By having an increased understanding of the importance of trees and by sharing in the efforts of planting, residents will have a greater sense of ownership and pride in the greening of their neighborhood.

Date: October 17, 2008
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Habitat for Humanity houses on Youmans Drive and Benning Drive in South Columbus.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Ashley Smith
September 29, 2008
Trees Columbus
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory