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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REI Donates To “Trees Across Raleigh”

November 24, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) — Trees Across Raleigh, Inc., is pleased to announce that REI Corporation has donated $5000 to the non-profit organization’s efforts to improve the City of Raleigh’s appearance by planting trees in public spaces.

REI representatives presented the check to Trees Across Raleigh at the organization’s Fall tree planting held November 1 at Nash Square in downtown Raleigh.

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.

REI is one of the largest retailers of outdoor gear and clothing in the United States. The company donates millions of dollars and thousands of hours to nonprofit organizations in communities across the country every year.

REI has been a strong corporate sponsor for Trees Across Raleigh for the last four years, providing both financial aid and volunteer support.

For more information on Trees Across Raleigh, visit http://www.treesacrossraleigh.org.

For more information on REI’s community outreach and environmental stewardship, visit http://www.rei.com.

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Making Raleigh A Little Browner: “Trees Across Raleigh” Set To Spread Mulch In Pullen Park

March 21, 2008 (RALEIGH, NC) — Trees Across Raleigh, 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, will sponsor “Spring Day in the Park” in Pullen Park on Saturday, March 29th starting at 9 a.m.

Organizers explained that the city’s current drought condition precludes its annual tree-planting event. Instead, volunteers will spread mulch to help the park’s existing trees withstand the dry conditions. Trees Across Raleigh will provide tools, gloves and refreshments.

Now in its 11th year, Trees Across Raleigh began in 1997 after Hurricane Fran destroyed so many of the city’s trees. The first planting project took place along Glenwood Avenue near Five Points to plant Chinese elms, oaks, and crape myrtles along the median from the Wade Avenue interchange north to The Circle.

Since then, over 3500 volunteers have planted more than 7000 trees in public rights-of-way, medians, and parks at a value of over $930,000.

Other Trees Across Raleigh plantings have improved the appearance of New Bern Avenue near Wake Medical Center, Millbrook Exchange Park, Fletcher Park, Chavis Park, Marsh Creek Park, Method Road Park, Biltmore Park, and Pullen Park. The annual spring planting was held this year in Honeycutt Park in North Raleigh.

Trees Across Raleigh, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works with Raleigh’s Parks & Recreation Department. For more information, visit http://www.treesacrossraleigh.org, or call 919-571-7937.

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