11th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback
Volunteers and Donations Needed
WHO: All ages of community volunteers are invited to join Friends of the Parks, Parks and Recreation staff from Fort Wayne, New Haven and Allen County Parks
WHAT: 11th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback, a grassroots movement to combat the critical loss of trees inFort Wayne. Our city and region is facing the devastation of the emerald ash borer; about one in four of our city street trees are ash and they will soon be gone.
WHEN: Saturday, November 3 starting at 10 am.
WHERE: More than 250 trees will be planted in the following parks this year:
Foster Park Golf Course, McMillen Park Golf Course, Repka Park, Heatherwood Park in New Haven and Metea County Park
BACKGROUND: Created in 2002, the Great Tree Canopy Comeback is our community tree planting day organized by volunteers with Friends of the Parks and area parks departments to combat this critical loss of trees. Over the past ten years, we have planted more than 2000 trees in our parks - it's the Great Tree Canopy Comeback!