Wednesday, March 01, 2006


I'm always saying that most grants were created to fill a need and this is a very good example of one.  My own local area has started a program where trees will be planted in certain areas (with the property owner's permission).  With about $200,000 in grant money, trees will be planted in the area.  For one thing there are a lot of older trees and some of them have died off leaving gaps in the streetscape.  But there are other reasons for this program as well.  I have a list of them but will tell you about a few of them.

1. They reduce the running water caused by storms and in turn that minimizes that might occur in creeks.

2. They provide shade in the summer and help create a barrier against cold winds which in turn helps to save energy costs.

Not to mention that trees are nice to look at.

It's all in an effort to help the community look more nice and trees do provide beneficial benefits to the area and the community.

If you think that your community would benefit from something like this you should definitely take a look into these kinds of programs.

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