Tree plantings cultivate diversity in Alliance

Alliance, OH (October 29, 2008)- Students and staff at Alliance Middle School joined members of the Alliance Shade Tree Commission to celebrate National NeighborWoods Month in Alliance. NeighborWoods Month is celebrated in hundreds of communities around the nation and is coordinated by the nonprofit Alliance for Community Trees.


Thirty oak trees of 10 different species were planted at Alliance Middle School. In addition, new landscaping was installed at Alliance City Cemetery near the Mainwaring Chapel, all part of the fall tree planting program. This program is designed to increase the diversity and number of trees in the city, provide educational opportunities and beautify the city, using plantings appropriate for the location. The trees will be labeled in the spring with signs and become part of the developing Alliance citywide arboretum.
The tree plantings were organized by the Shade Tree Commission and were part of a nationwide program aimed at planting trees in urban areas. The trees were installed by local nurseries — Kridler Gardens at the middle school and DeHoff’s Landscaping at the Cemetery. The plantings were funded through donations from the Greater Alliance Foundation, the Alliance Civic Trust, the Alliance Kiwanis Club and the Alliance Rotary.
For more information, contact Chuck McClaugherty at mcclauca@muc.edu or (330) 206-6973.
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