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The Great Tree Canopy Comeback Will Plant at Foster Park on November 3

October 11, 2012

Dear Neighborhoods,

On Saturday, November 3, we invite you and your neighbors to partner with the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department and the Friends of the Parks to purchase and plant new trees for our parks and public spaces at the Great Tree Canopy Comeback 2012.

At a time when our trees are being lost faster than they are being replanted (over 6,000 lost to date) our community is now facing the devastation of the Emerald Ash Borer for the 6th year. One in four of our city street trees are ash and will soon be gone. Over the last ten years, 2,230 trees have been planted. We need your help to plant 250 more in 2012!

The tree planting fun will begin at 10 am at several different sites: Foster Park Golf Course, McMillen Park Golf Course, Heatherwood Park , New Haven , Metea County Park and Repka Park in Aboite Township . We will also be planting Street Trees near McMillen Park on Plaza Drive and Central Drive . Please contact Robin Holley at 260-417-3804 or robin_holley@comcast.net and let her know where you would like to help plant and how many neighbors you’re bringing with you. Or, if you would rather just donate to the cause, there are many giving levels, starting at just $50.

Trees are essential to our urban landscape. Your leadership and the actions you take will provide great examples for others to follow.  As we reach out to the public for help in this crisis, it’s comforting to know that we have the support of our neighborhoods.

Sincerely,

Steve McDaniel

Superintendent of Parks,  Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation

1900 N. Clinton Street,  Fort Wayne, IN 46805

260-427-6407

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