Albuquerque, NM (December 6, 2006)- Tree New Mexico’s TreeCentennial Program is planting a living legacy of trees to celebrate the city’s founding, as well as provide community pride through a lasting contribution to the health and well being of the city and its citizens.
The goal of the TreeCentennial Program is to plant 3,000 trees in honor of the 300 years of Albuquerque’s history! To date, 2,958 trees have been planted in city parks, the bosque, at schools, and at individual residences (Tree New Mexico reached over 500 individual households in more than 90 neighborhood and homeowner associations).
By tying funds to each council district, councilmembers help to select project locations. This cultivates political buy in from the city councilmembers, as it helps them find resources for and be more involved in their districts.
For more information, visit Tree New Mexico.