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Councilman Johnson announces beginning of tree planting project in District 21

Thursday January 5, 2012

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

District 21 is ready to embark on a task over the holiday season that will return some natural beauty to five areas of the district. Beginning on Monday, some 70 trees will be planted replacing older trees damaged or diseased that has been removed in the last few years.

“All of Metro Louisville has seen wind and ice damage in unbelievable weather for the last few years. Too many of our trees have been damaged or destroyed because of the weather and it is important to replace what is lost,” says Councilman Dan Johnson (D-21). “Trees not only enhance the beauty of our neighborhoods but trees are vital to our environment.”

Crews will begin planting oak trees along Seneca Trail, Kenwood Drive, Esplanade and Carolyn Road next week. Then along Southland Boulevard, shade and ornamental trees will be planted to enhance a recently completed sidewalk project in the area.

Johnson is funding the project with $17,000 from his Neighborhood Development Funds.

“It is my hope everyone will take notice of this project,” says Johnson. “I would encourage all businesses and residents to help us out with tree planting. Too often we forget what trees provide us: beauty, shade and cleaner air.”

For more information, contact Councilman Johnson’s office at 574-1121.

Dan Johnson (D) 21