20,000TH TREE PLANTING
On our way to 100,000 trees!
Joined by schoolchildren of Washington Irving Elementary, volunteers from Angie’s List and other community members, KIB planted the 20,000th tree towards the NeighborWoods initiative—all to celebrate NeighborWoods month!
As part of a NeighborWoods application submitted by teacher, Deana Perry students planted nearly 20 trees on October 20, 2010. Trees were planted around the perimeter of the playground and along the front entry of the school. “I submitted the application so we could plant trees were the children play,” said Perry. “In the summer we just bake on the pavement, we are looking forward to watching the trees grown and the canopy expand for the kids to enjoy.”
Among the 20 trees planted that day, the kids of Washington Irving helped plant the 20,000th NeighborWoods tree—a fast growing sycamore. After which, one third grade student commented: “One day I'm going to bring my kids here to show them the tree I planted.”
For more information on applying for your own NeighborWoods planting click here, or to register your recently planted tree to help us reach our 100,000 tree goal visit www.kibi.org/register_your_tree.