Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Planting adds 141 trees to four Southeast neighborhoods
Climaxing months of planning, over one hundred volunteers showed up at Holy Family Parish on S.E. 39th Avenue on Saturday, January 24th, to plant 141 trees in four Inner Southeast neighborhoods.
The Woodstock neighborhood planted 60 trees at 31 Woodstock homes — including 26 different species of trees, from semi-dwarf apple trees to native oaks and cedars. Creston-Kenilworth planted another 65, Eastmoreland planted 15 trees, and the Reed neighborhood planted just one this year.
The coordinator for the Woodstock neighborhood, Julie Neburka, was very happy with community participation: “Woodstock neighbors donated generously to both Friends of Trees and to the neighborhood for the planting. Cash donations with matching funds through Friends of Trees totaled $465, and the Woodstock Neighborhood Association contributed $10 per tree. Additional donations of time and the use of pickup trucks made the planting possible. Pots of homemade soup, plates of cookies and brownies, and generous food donations from local businesses kept everyone happy before and after the planting.”
The painting is by Baldomero Romero Ressendi