Two Raleigh Parks Will Get New Trees This Month

Changing the city one tree at a time.   tar-corner

October 16, 2009 (RALEIGH, NC) – Trees Across Raleigh will hold its fall tree-planting events in Fletcher Park on Glenwood Avenue and Honeycutt Park on Honeycutt Road (off Falls of the Neuse Road) on Saturday, October 31, from 9 am. until noon. The public is invited to participate.

Trees Across Raleigh is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the City of Raleigh’s appearance, fostering greater community pride, and promoting economic development by planting trees throughout the city.

A volunteer and donation-based non-profit organization, Trees Across Raleigh has been planting trees in the Capital City since 1997. Working with the Raleigh Parks & Recreation Department, over 4300 Trees Across Raleigh volunteers have planted more than 8000 trees in public rights-of-way, medians, and parks at a value of over $1 million.

Previous Trees Across Raleigh plantings have improved the appearance of Glenwood Avenue near Five Points, New Bern Avenue near Wake Medical Center, Millbrook Exchange Park, Chavis Park, Marsh Creek Park, Method Road Park, and Biltmore Park.

Participants for the fall planting at both locations should wear old clothes and be prepared to work. Tools will be provided, along with snacks.

For more information visit www.treesacrossraleigh.com or contact Lidah Saylor: saylornut@earthlink.net.

About Trees Across Raleigh:

Trees Across Raleigh was first launched in June 1996, after Hurricane Fran destroyed so many of the city’s trees. Trees Across Raleigh also offers businesses and individuals the opportunity to Adopt-a-Tree and help with the planting efforts by purchasing an individual tree ($125), by donating money to buy planting equipment, or volunteering to help plant trees. To make a tax deductible donation please contact: Trees Across Raleigh, Inc., PO Box 6488, Raleigh, NC, 27628. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit www.treesacrossraleigh.com.

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