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Councilwoman Marianne Butler announces more trees are coming to Wyandotte Park

Thursday March 13, 2014

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

Louisville – Councilwoman Marianne Butler (D-15) has announced that something new is coming to Wyandotte Park as a way to welcome in spring and at the same time replenish and expand Metro Louisville’s tree canopy.

“By the end of this month, Wyandotte Park will see the planting of more than 170 new trees,” said Butler. “These trees will be placed around the park as part of our continuing effort to bring new beauty to a well-established neighborhood park.”

On Thursday, crews from Louisville Metro Parks planted 12 news trees. The trees are being planted throughout the park. Primary locations are along the new asphalt walking path, the new promenade sidewalk paralleling Taylor Boulevard, and around the active recreation areas at the west side of the park.

Here is a breakdown of what is being planted:

Number of canopy shade trees = 66.

Number of (smaller) flowering trees = 66.

Number of flowering shrubs = 43.

Thirty two trees have already been planted. District 15 funding, earmarked for Wyandotte Park Master Plan implementation, provides for these plantings, along with several Louisville Gas & Electric grants which are providing for tree plantings in multiple parks.

“Replenishing our tree canopy is a top priority for many of us on the Metro Council,” said Butler. “Our neighborhood parks are like many places where storm damage and disease have taken many trees. Wyandotte Park is a special place and tree only enhance its enjoyment.”

Marianne Butler (D) 15