Rochester’s urban forest needs your help to plant some trees in the Viking Hills Park NE Rochester neighborhood. On Oct. 14 we’ll be planting 200 trees on the bouvlards of Tundra Lane, Heritage Place, Heartland Ave, and Ashland Lane NW. Tree types to be planted include Sugar and Red Maples, Ohio Buckeye, Service berry, Catalpa, Hackberry, Hawthorn, Gingko, Honey Locust , Kentucky Coffee, Ironwood, Pin and Bur Oak, American Linden and Hybrid elm. Appropriate shorter trees will be planted under power lines.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Meet at Viking Hills Park, 3969 Whiting Lane NE.
There is no pre-registration needed and all ages are welcome. On the day of the planting, just look for the RNeighborWoods registration table and smiling volunteers. There will be free refreshments thanks to our sponsors.
We’ll introduce our Citizen Foresters, go over the logistics of the planting, divide into groups, and then plant trees within this neighborhood. Print or email this PLANTING POSTER to invite your friends!
See the photos from our other community tree plantings on our Facebook page.
For more about RNeighborWoods including partners (we couldn’t do this program without them!), events, and photos, check our website.
Trees make a difference in many aspects of a neighborhood. The below information is from the Alliance for Community Trees.
- Lower crime. The presence of trees in urban neighborhoods has been linked to reduced crime.
- Cleaner air Trees provide the oxygen we breathe. One acre of trees produces enough oxygen for 18 people to breathe each day and eliminates as much carbon dioxide from the air as is produced from driving a car 26,000 miles.
- Energy savings. Trees lower the temperature through shade. The cooling effects of trees can save millions of energy dollars.
- More public revenue. Studies have shown that trees enhance community economic stability by attracting businesses and tourists.
- Higher property values. Property values of homes with trees in the landscape are 5 – 20% higher than equivalent properties without trees.
- More efficient stormwater management. One tree reduces 4000 gallons of storm water runoff annually. 400 trees will capture 140,000 gallons of rainwater annually. That is, 4 million trees would save $14 million in annual storm water runoff costs.
We look forward to seeing you at our fall tree planting events!
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