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100 New Trees for Union Hill UPDATE

08/22/2006 8:09 PM by

From Bill Conkle: “Initially, I was told that the Adopt a Tree Program would cost $25 per tree and I went right to work promoting the idea of 100 New Trees for Union Hill at $25 a pop. I now have been informed that the cost this year will be $50 for the first tree and $150 for any additional tree. This is still a good deal compared to previous years, but not as attractive as the $25 price tag.”

I have modified my 100 Trees for Union Hill Flyer. I still believe we can plant 100 trees in the next year or so. There are many vacant tree wells and many streets in need of greening.

I will leave the flyers and updated AAT Applications and Information at Jumpin J’s for interested individuals to pick-up. People still have the option of planting their own tree, provided the urban forestry division approves te species and location.

Please call Billie Raines, the Adopt A Tree Coordinator for additional information (646-6785). Billie is a wonderful person and is working with us to get as many trees in the ground as possible.

The Friends of Jefferson Park is also working with Urban Forestry to take out a few dead trees in the park and to replant trees where they have died or been taken out by storms or disease over the years.

Bill Conkle
Tree Hugger


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