Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
The City of Raleigh NeighborWoods will hold a Tree Planting Ceremony in Boylan Heights, DuPont Circle. Mayor Charles Meeker will help plant the tree and say a few words in recognition of the outstanding value of the NeighborWoods program. NeighborWoods participants will receive complimentary mulch and tree planting education in appreciation for coming together and planting trees through a community effort. Raleigh NeighborWoods has a dual mission to foster a new generation of street trees as the current canopy matures, in addition to, ensuring that new street trees are planted in areas where canopy cover is lacking. NeighborWoods is an extremely valuable resource for the residents of Raleigh. The benefits of Urban Trees are myriad and include increased groundwater replenishment, cleaner air, and cooler streets.
Date: October 11, 2008
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Boylan Heights Dupont Circle.
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:
September 29, 2008
City of Raleigh NeighborWoods
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory