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Parkland Neighborhood sees six more tree planted along 28th Street

Friday October 18, 2013

For Immediate Release:
Democratic Cacusu
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137 / 526-3622

Louisville – First, there were three. Now, there are nine and more are on the way as the landscape continues to get greener in the Parkland Neighborhood. In this case, more new trees are lining streets in the neighborhoods as part of an overall effort to bring life back to the Parkland Corridor.

“This week was a special one as more people are beginning to notice our efforts. Trees are as much a part of any neighborhood as people and their homes,” says Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1). “This is just the beginning.”

On Monday, six Persian parrotias were brought in to the 1100 block of South 28th Street for planting. Action Landscaping delivered the trees which were planted. They were paid for by Metro Louisville and the funds were managed by Brightside/Tree Commission.

In September, the tree planting began with three large lacebark elms planted on South 28th Street in Parkland near the TARC bus stop. The first in a series of new trees planted on the Reynolds Metals property.

The concept of planting in the Parkland 28th Street Corridor came from Councilwoman Scott Landscape Architect Kristin Booker.

Those landscaping additions came about through a partnership of Ecotech, Denzil's Lawn and Landscaping, Reynolds Metals and the alliance for the Center of Neighborhoods, the Louisville Metro Tree Advisory Commission and Brightside who organized the planting at the Councilwoman’s request.

This winter, three more lacebark elms will be planted at the Reynolds location and seven more will be planted in the right of way of this block.

““I am very happy that so many different people have joined us in bringing beauty back to the Parkland Area with nature and pride,” said Scott. “Stay tuned because more great things are coming.”

For more information about the project and other programs in the Parkland area, contact Councilwoman Scott’s office at 574-1101.

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