Neighborwoods Tree Plantings Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Join Trees Forever for three NeighborWoods tree plantings in Des Moines during October. Street trees will be planted in a growing business district just east of the state’s capital, as well as two local high school. We will involve local business owners, volunteers, and students. The plantings, which are Phase III of a large campus revitilization project, will include street trees and trees on the school’s campus, which was flooded in the June 2008 floods. Students and neighborhood volunteers will be involved in the planting. The plantings will take place over two days. The timing will allow the school’s four environmental science classes to take part in the planting.

Date: October 22, 2008
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: North High School, Des Moines.
Date: October 23, 2008
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: North High School, Des Moines.
Date: November 1, 2008
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Hoover High School, Des Moines.
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:
Brad Riphagen
September 29, 2008
Trees Forever
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory