Help Plant an Urban Forest This Arbor Day

By: Leon County Press Release
By: Leon County Press Release

Tallahassee is well known nationally for its spectacular canopy of trees, and this Saturday, Jan. 22, beginning at 9 a.m., citizens will have a unique opportunity to celebrate Arbor Day 2011 by helping reforest one of the community’s favorite urban parks.

For this year’s Arbor Day planting event, hosted by the City of Tallahassee and Leon County, volunteers will join City and County work crews to begin a multi-year project to reforest Lafayette Park. The effort will feature the planting of a variety of native species throughout the nearly 21-acre park located in one of the community’s oldest and heavily canopied neighborhoods.

Lafayette Park is located at the corner of N. Gadsden St. and Ingleside Ave. Volunteers may park at the Sue Herndon McCollum Community Center at Lafayette Park, 501 Ingleside Ave. Citizens interested in helping plant trees this Saturday morning are asked to bring shovels, work gloves, drinking water and friends.

For more information, please contact Chuck Goodheart with the City’s Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Department at (850) 933-6631 or Tom Jackson with Leon County Public Works at (850) 606-1400.

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