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2015 02 15 : Deer Park Canopy Trees

posted Mar 15, 2015, 7:49 AM by Unknown user
The DPNA is planting fifteen canopy trees throughout the neighborhood this winter as a kickoff to our new canopy tree-planting program. Thanks to a grant from MSD’s Urban Reforestation Program, the DPNA is planting tulip poplars, sugar maples, yellow woods, and hop hornbeams in the yards of ten neighborhood homes. Look for yard signs “sprouting up” that announce where these trees have been planted. Participants worked with a tree consultant to decide on appropriate locations and species for their yards. The result is fifteen new trees that could live for at least 50 to 100 years.

The DPNA board and the tree committee hope that this will be the beginning of a long program. The MSD grant is available through 2024, and DPNA plans to take full advantage of available resources to promote the re-treeing of Deer Park’s canopy. Research has shown that adding canopy trees to our neighborhood can provide myriad benefits to residents, including higher property values, lower utility costs, less flooding, lower stress levels, and improved wildlife habitat.

The program’s next planting will be in the fall.  If you are interested in having a tree (or trees) planted in your yard, get in touch with us now at Become a Deer Park Neighborhood tree champion!