Tree Trust and the City of St. Louis Park to plant trees in Westwood Hills Nature Center
September, 2018 (St. Louis Park, Minn.) – Tree Trust staff will be joined by community volunteers to plant 150 trees on Saturday, September 29 at Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park. This joint effort between Tree Trust, the City of St. Louis Park, and the Westwood Hills Nature Center is intended to return the maple basswood, oak savanna, and shoreline tree and shrub species back to the forest of Westwood Hills.
In the past year, the city of St. Louis Park has removed extensive amounts of invasive and low-value trees in the project area, including buckthorn, Siberian elm, and boxelder species. In the fall of 2017, 40 volunteers planted 75 trees in the newly cleared areas of Westwood Hills. On Saturday, volunteers will plant an additional 95 native trees and 55 native shrubs.
This fall, Tree Trust will add more than 400 trees to local community parks. Volunteer plantings are family friendly, require no special equipment or skills, and are a great way to give back to the community, improve the environment, and connect with friends, family, and neighbors in the outdoors. Volunteers are still needed for this event!
Since 1976 Tree Trust has been bringing people together to create positive, lasting changes in their lives and in their communities. Throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, Tree Trust builds lasting improvements in parks, nature areas, schools, neighborhood spaces, community agencies, and backyards. Every day, Tree Trust is investing in a better future by working in partnership with the community and our neighbors to improve lives and transform the green landscapes of our communities.
Media Contact: Kim Lawler