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Planting O’ The Green

March 15, 2017

Planting O’ The Green helps expand the City’s tree canopy including Cherokee Park.

As a way to help Metro Louisville expand its tree canopy, Councilman Brandon Coan (D-8) announced Planting O’ The Green, an initiative to plant 88 trees during the week leading up to this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and 364 trees over the next four parade cycles.

In honor of this year’s 44th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the Planting O’ The Green partners planted 44 trees in District 8 and 44 trees in District 1. In District 1, 44 trees were planted at Farnsley Middle School, by TreesLouisville. In District 8, 24 trees were planted in Cherokee Park by Olmsted Parks Conservancy, and Brightside planted 20 trees on neighborhood streets in Deer Park and Tyler Park.

“What a great opportunity to work with such an impressive group of public and private partners to help grow and sustain Louisville’s urban tree canopy,” said Olmsted Parks Conservancy President Rachel Kennedy,  “As you know the Conservancy’s mission is to connect nature to neighborhoods within the nationally significant network of Olmsted Parks and we cannot think of a better way to do this than partnering with Metro Council and other nonprofits to green our neighborhoods and parks this St Patrick’s Day.”

This initiative by Councilman Coan will have lasting impact for generations to come. Thank you for helping expand the tree canopy for Louisville.

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