Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Holy Cross Neighborhood Tree Planting

Our neighborhood, Holy Cross, received a tree grant from Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. About 50 of our neighbors planted 71 trees this past weekend. We are so proud of our new arrivals. Holy Cross is a good old neighborhood that has fought its way back from hard times. And the trees make it even more beautiful.

This is Mindy's new Winterking Hawthorn. She actually got two!

Mindy's Winterking Hawthorn
Originally uploaded by Troy Smythe.

Susan was part of Team Sturm Street. She got a Bur Oak like ours. We planted 12 trees on Sturm alone.

Part of Team Sturm
Originally uploaded by Troy Smythe.

Planting is just the beginning. Each tree has to get 15 gallons of water each week. This is the water crew. Note the big tank in the back of the truck.

Water Patrol
Originally uploaded by Troy Smythe.

All totaled it took us about 6 hours to plant all of the trees. Then we had a big barbecue to celebrate. It was a good day.


Anonymous David said...

A tree grew in Brooklyn...and Holy Cross too! Thanks for beautifying our neighborhoods Troy.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous jennie said...

How cool!

1:01 PM  

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