SPA Oct Doing-It Project: Replacing Large Canopy Street Trees Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Spokane Preservation Advocates has adopted an advocacy initiative to bring attention to the replacement of large canopy street trees in historic neighborhoods. These large street trees are systematically being replaced with small, non-canopy forming and non-historic streetscape trees which is significantly altering the historic character of Spokane’s great historic neighborhoods. Through this tree plantiing event, SPA hopes to attract further city leader attention to this important historic preservation issue.

Date: October 11, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Historic Logan Neighborhood.
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:
Susan Traver
September 29, 2008
Spokane Preservation Advocates
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory