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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Group to offer tree-planting workshop

Trees Across Raleigh, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the city of Raleigh's appearance by planting trees in public spaces, will hold a workshop at the Cameron Village Library for other groups interested in starting a similar tree-planting program. The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 24.

"We are particularly interested in expanding tree planting in the Triangle and surrounding communities, such as Wake Forest, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham," said landscape architect Judy Harmon, an active member of Trees Across Raleigh. "The workshop will be a great way for those who are interested in starting their own programs to get all the information they need at one time."

A volunteer and donation-based nonprofit organization, Trees Across Raleigh began its efforts in 1997 after Hurricane Fran destroyed many of the city's trees. The first planting project took place along Glenwood Avenue near Five Points. Volunteers planted Chinese elms, oaks and crape myrtles along the median from Wade Avenue north to The Circle.

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The painting is by Laura Tasheiko

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