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.

 

We accomplished our goal of 30 Trees in 30 Days and planted trees at Aston Park, Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, Carrier Park, Riverside Cemetery, Recreation Park, and the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center!  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!

 

We continue to plant trees throughout the Asheville City Parks system and are committed to preserving and improving our environment.

 

 


Contact

Asheville Parks & Recreation
828-259-5800


 

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