Fall Tree-For-All Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
It is estimated that Hurricane Gustav recently destroyed 5% of Baton Rouge’s tree canopy. Baton Rouge Green is focusing on education more than ever as we encourage the public to replant the lost trees sustainably and wisely. On Tuesday, October 7th Baton Rouge Green is hosting Plant Smart, a panel discussion featuring four local tree experts. Each will speak on a topic related to planting smarter this planting season. The general public is invited to attend equipped with any questions they may have about planting trees. Also as part of our campaign to Re-Green Baton Rouge, we are holding our Fall Tree-For-All, a tree sale and celebration on Saturday, October 18th. This is a wonderful educational event that provides the public with a selection of rare native trees and shrubs, as well as many shade, flowering, and fruit trees. We will have guest tree experts on hand to help people select the right trees for their needs, as well as thorough information available to help homeowners choose wind-resistant, long-lived trees. This is an excellent opportunity for Baton Rouge Green to reach the public directly in a hands-on, fun atmosphere. Help Re-Green Baton Rouge, starting in your own yard!


Plant Smart: A Re-Green Baton Rouge Panel Discussion
Date: October 7, 2008, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Louisiana State Archives Building, 3851 Essen. Ln., Baton Rouge, LA
Fall Tree-For-All Tree Sale and Celebration
Date: October 18, 2008, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 5564 Essen Lane (Entergy office), Baton Rouge, LA
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:
Suzannah DesRoches
September 29, 2008
Baton Rouge Green
225-381-0037
neighborwoods@batonrougegreen.com
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Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory