Baltimore, MD (September 22, 2009)- The American Bar Association has pledged to plant one million trees across the United States in the next five years, and the first ones will go in the ground around Baltimore’s Franklin Square Elementary School in West Baltimore.
Tuesday between 9 a.m. and noon, students, lawyers and volunters will plant 10 to 15 trees at the Franklin Square schoolyard, surrounding streets and nearby park, as well as weed, mulch and install flowering bed as part if a campaign to beautify the Lexington Street neighborhood.
The ABA is working partnership with the Alliance for Community Trees and the Parks & People Foundation. The tree planting event will also serve as the launch for NeighborWoods Month, a community service campaign to heighten awareness about the value of trees in cities all around the nation.
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