Parks Tree Initiative


Beginning in Spring, 2017, the Parks and Recreation Department implemented 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, 2017.

 

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.

 


Update

 

We accomplished our goal of 30 Trees in 30 Days!

In that 30 days, we planted trees at Aston Park, Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, Carrier Park, Riverside Cemetery, Recreation Park, and the Lynwood Crump Shiloh Center!  Thanks to Asheville GreenWorks, all the volunteers who helped plant, and the youth in our after-school programs who joined in the work and the fun!

In the Fall, 2017 planting season, we continued planting at Riverbend Park and Pritchard Park.

 


Planting Schedule

 

We’re currently finalizing our Spring, 2018 planting plan, waiting on utility location info.  Be sure to check back here or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/APRCA as we post more information about where we’re planting next!

We are building content for this page. In the meantime, please find information on our legacy site.

 


Contact

 

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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