Scott’s Addition has been awarded 2 grants to plant trees in our neighborhood.
Within the Scott’s Addition Historic District, the City has identified 540 existing planting sites that are in need of trees. These grants will enable us to occupy 16 % of the existing planting areas!
As part of the grant requirements, SABA will contribute $7,000 in-funds / in-kind donation to maintain the trees over the next couple of years. Additionally we will provide educational segments to enhance the communities’ knowledge on caring for our trees.
The initial focus is to plant trees along Roseneath, Norfolk and Summit Avenues. Community participation is instrumental to the success of this project.
The remaining trees will be planted utilizing a City contractor later this year.
Our plan is to kick off the Tree Canopy Campaign with planting 85 trees in 2015. We hope the City will match this effort in the spring of 2016. Additionally, we will enroll in the City’s Adopt-A-Tree program and encourage businesses and residents to participate in the Fall of 2016, ($50/tree). The goal is to have 300 trees planted by the end of 2016 !!!
We also need Tree Stewards in our neighborhood to care for these trees. SABA will reimburse the cost of the class upon successful completion.
Also a BIG shoutout to the following groups for donating $1,700 to this effort without even asking:
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