Thursday, August 12, 2010

Deadline approaches for free trees for your neighborhood

From Lois Maag at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

NEWS RELEASE
Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
Stella Chao, Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact:
Judy Brown; 206.684.0714; judy.brown@seattle.gov
Lois Maag; 206.615.0950; lois.maag@seattle.gov

Deadline approaches for free trees for your neighborhood

Application for Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods Tree Fund is due August 16

August 11, 2010 (SEATTLE, WA)— The deadline is approaching for applications to Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Tree Fund, a program that provides free trees for neighborhoods. The Tree Fund is a simple way for residents to beautify their neighborhood and help the environment, while connecting with their neighbors. Applications for the Tree Fund are due on Monday, August 16 at 5 p.m.

Groups of neighbors from at least five households living on a street or block can request from 10 to 40 trees per project. In addition, every participating household can have a fruit tree for their own yard. Information on how to organize your neighborhood, the selections of trees, as well as the application form, can be found at www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/treefund.htm .

For questions or additional information, contact Judy Brown, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, at 206.684.0714.

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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods provides programs and service that engage residents in civic participation, foster stronger communities, make government more accessible, and preserve and enhance the character of Seattle’s neighborhoods. Visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods .

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