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Parkland Neighborhood sees the first of new trees planted along 28th Street

Sunday September 29, 2013

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

Louisville – Something beautiful happened Thursday morning on 28th Street in the Parkland area. The first in a series of new trees was planted on the Reynolds Metals property.

“I am excited to see trees being planted on 28th Street to address some of the environmental and urban heat island issues in west Louisville,” said Councilwoman Attica Scott (D-1). “Hopefully, TARC riders will enjoy some relief from the heat as they wait on the bus on the corner of 28th and Hale.”

Three large lacebark elms were planted on 28th Street in Parkland this morning; the first of what is hoped will be hundreds of trees planted throughout the Parkland area in the coming years.

The trees were planted through a partnership of Ecotech who paid for the trees, Denzil's Lawn and Landscaping who moved and planted the trees without charge, Reynolds Metals who provided the site and will maintain the trees, and the alliance of the Louisville Metro Tree Advisory Commission and Brightside who organized the planting at the Councilwoman’s request.

This coming 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.

“We are witnessing the beautification of the Parkland neighborhood thanks to a strong business, community and government collaboration,” said Scott.

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

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