you fully aware of all of the benefits trees can bring to a neighborhood? Trees are a very valuable resource to a
city. In addition to the
well-known benefits of providing shade, their beauty and charm, their shade
decreases energy costs, and their presence increases the value of nearby
properties. With all of these
reasons, among others, why would you not want to help out and plant a tree with
Re-Tree of WNY?
to Re-Tree, the October Surprise Storm caused a total loss of trees on the streets and throughout parks in the
City of Buffalo estimated to be 8,400 trees. Along with Re-Tree, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the Green
Fund and all of the volunteers associated with both organizations have planted
a little over 6,000 trees throughout the city.
continue with their efforts, Re-Tree WNY is now opening reservation sites for
the fall to start the planning process of your tree planting. Partnered with the City of Buffalo,
they will be providing free trees and supplies needed to plant them with in the
public right-of-way, which means between the sidewalk and street curb as well
as non-Olmsted parks in neighborhoods on November 7th and 8th.
you would like to help out with the efforts, you can register with Re-Tree
WNY. After you register, you will
be able to access the tree-planting database, which will tell you what sites in
your area have been pre-approved to plant and you can also reserve where you
would like to plant a tree. To
take it a step further, you can even decide which type of tree you would like to
have planted. All trees must be
reserved by September 4th.