Organizers of the 50 Trees street-tree planting program are requesting the help of Kirkwood citizens to nominate street-tree planting sites for Fall 2014.
Initiated in 2010 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Greentree Festival, the 50 Trees Program helps "pay it forward" to future generations of residents by replenishing the street-tree population. Plans call for at least 65 trees to be planted in November 2014.
Nominated sites must be located within Kirkwood street-side easements – usually a 3–4-foot grassy 'tree lawn' between the curb and sidewalk, and the sites must be clear of overhead power lines and underground utilities.
Residents willing to help care for a tree may email site location and contact info to KeepKirkwoodGreen@gmail.com. For more info, visit http://keepkirkwoodgreen.wordpress.com/.
Qualified sites will be selected on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Trees are planted free of charge, however monetary donations are greatly appreciated. Keep Kirkwood Green buys the trees with private donations.
For more information, call Co-chairs Kathy Paulsen, 822-8947 and Nancy Luetzow, 965-1470.
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