Greensboro, NC (September 13, 2010) – The City of Greensboro, in collaboration with Greensboro Beautiful Inc., the NC Cooperative Extension Service in Guilford County, and the Storrington
Neighborhood Association will conduct the 2010 NeighborWoods Tree Planting Program at 9 am Saturday, November 6.
More than 150 local volunteers including scout troops, students, residents, and church groups will plant trees throughout the Storrington neighborhood to help restore tree cover lost during storms and development. The Storrington neighborhood is located about a mile and a half north of the intersection of Yanceyville Street and Lees Chapel Road.
The purpose of the program is to educate the community on the importance of trees and the role they play in improving air and water quality by reducing energy costs, increasing real estate values, providing wildlife habitat, and creating opportunities for residents to relax and enjoy nature.
“Our trees help to define Greensboro and improve the quality of life throughout our community,” says Mike Cusimano, urban forester for the City. Funding for this year’s program has been made possible by a grant from the American Express Charitable Fund and a donation of mulch from the City’s Water Resources Department. Additional support is provided by Dunlap Lawn Service Inc. to auger holes for trees to be planted on private property.
Development and implementation of this year’s program includes efforts by the following City
departments: Planning, Parks and Recreation, Water Resources, and Field Operations. Individuals, groups, clubs, and organizations who want to volunteer to help plant trees can do so by contacting Karen Markovics, City planner, at 336-412-5759. For more information about the NeighborWoods program, call Cusimano at 336-373-2150.
City of Greensboro- NeighborWoods Event Planned for Storrington November 6