One of these legacy projects was to plant 150 trees in area parks and public green spaces. Through a generous donation from WebFilings, combined with contributions from local businesses, civic groups, and individuals, 150 trees were planted on April 26, 2014, in a community-wide tree planting event.
With input from the staff at Parks and Recreation, and with the approval of the Parks and Recreation Commission, a tree plan was approved. The trees were carefully selected for each location and included a variety of hardwoods and ornamentals. The trees were planted in more than 20 different parks and green spaces and will provide species diversification, which keeps the tree stock healthy during periods of poor weather or insect infestation.
Roosevelt Neighborhood residents gather to plant trees at Roosevelt Park.