March 30, 2015 – Several members of the East End Crossing project team participated in the Love Louisville Trees restoration project this past Saturday, March 28. The project team members joined over 100 other volunteers to plant trees in the Shawnee neighborhood in west Louisville. To ensure the planted trees will be maintained properly, summer inspections have been planned.
Their participation was in effort to reforest the city and reach a tree coverage goal of 45 percent. The current tree canopy coverage in Louisville, including thousands of acres of greens spaces and parks, is 37 percent.
Love Louisville Trees is a program of Louisville Grows, a local non-profit with the mission to grow a just and sustainable community through urban agriculture, urban forestry, and environmental education. Their services include engaging and training the public in proper tree planting and maintenance to build and support a vibrant urban forest in Louisville, Ky.