Parks Tree Initiative

Beginning in Spring, 2017, the Parks and Recreation Department is implementing a 3-year initiative to plant trees throughout the 74 facilities that the Department oversees for the City of Asheville.  To kickoff the program, we launched 30 Trees In 30 Days, with the goal of planting 30 trees beginning March 28 and ending on Arbor Day, April 28.  

The goals of the program are simple:

  •  To increase the tree canopy within the City of Asheville and be good stewards of our environment.
  •  To enhance Parks facilities and make them more enjoyable for our guests.
  • To provide a hands-on educational experience for youth in our afterschool programs.
  •  To collaborate with community partner organizations and individuals.

 You can keep track of our progress here and find out where we're going next.  We'd love to have you come join us and Asheville Greenworks at our next planting.


UPDATE:

We accomplished our goal of 30 Trees in 30 Days!  Thanks to Asheville GreenWorks, all the volunteers who helped plant, and the youth in our afterschool programs who joined in the work and the fun!


PLANTING SCHEDULE

Plantings will resume in the Fall of 2017.  We'll post more information here as our plans become finalized and look for you at our next tree planting!


For more information and to find out how you can be involved, contact:

Christy Bass 
828-259-5800 
cbass@ashevillenc.gov


Sandra Travis 
828-259-5800 
stravis@ashevillenc.gov

 

 

 

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