Trees and More Trees
by Jamie Moses - posted 12:03 pm, May 1, 2008
CITY OF BUFFALO: Re-Tree WNY will be unloading over 1,000 trees representing 75 species beginning at 9am at 1120 Seneca Street today, Thursday May 1. Trees will be delivered from two nurseries and will be separated into species for May 2 when over 30 city blocks and community-based organizations will be picking up their trees starting 7am at the site. All groups will receive their pre-ordered trees, stakes, tie and irrigation bags in addition to tree care instructions for each of the over 1,000 trees which will be planted by a 100% volunteer labor force. Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m., plantings will get underway on dozens of city streets. The trees are being provided by Re-Tree WNY from funds raised by the group. The largest city planting will occur on May 3 beginning at 9:15am in the Hamlin Park neighborhood, headquartered at Hamlin Park Elementary School #74 located at 126 Donaldson Rd..
Re-Tree WNY will be planting a total of 30,000 trees over a five-year period and began the program on Arbor Day, 2007. Additional information on Re-Tree WNY is at www.re-treewny.org
SUBURBS: Re-Tree WNY will also be unloading over 1,150 trees at the Wayne Cotton Tree Farm site in Elma with 75 tree species to be planted starting on Saturday 9.a.m., May. Plantings will take place in Akron, Alden, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Clarence, Depew, Grand Island, Hamburg, Kenmore, Village of Lancaster, Town of Lancaster, Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, and North Tonawanda.
Information on volunteering and donating to Re-Tree WNY is at www.re-treewny.org.