Tree Planting Leader Training Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Canopy will kick off the planting season and celebrate Neighborwoods Month with our Planting Leader Training workshop. This event, which will plant about 15 trees with 30 volunteers, completes another phase of the planting plan at Palo Alto High School. During the educational presentation and planting demonstration, participant volunteers will learn about the value and benefits of trees, proper planting methods, and young tree care tips. Volunteers will be divided into teams and supervised in the careful planting and staking of their trees. The new Planting Leaders will be asked to return as leaders at future plantings and use their knowledge to properly plant trees at their homes and in their neighborhoods.

Date: October 25, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Palo Alto High School, 50 Embarcadero Road, 94301.
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:
Sharon Kelly
September 29, 2008
650-964-6110, x2
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory