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Metro Public Works, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission, UPS, UPS Foundation to Hold Cumberland River Greenway Community Tree Planting Friday

March 25, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - 8 varieties of trees will be planted this Friday, March 27, in the east section of Germantown, near the Cumberland River. This location was chosen as it was affected by the historic 2010 flood and has two intersecting greenways in an industrial area.

Before the volunteers begin, a tree planting demonstration will be held to review the proper way to plant a tree.

Metro Public Works, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission is pleased to be a recipient of the Keep America Beautiful and the United Parcel Service Community Tree Planting grant. This national award has been made possible through the UPS Foundation.

“Trees play an important role in the mitigation of stormwater and the prevention of soil erosion,” notes Metro Horticulturist Jennifer Smith. “We are pleased that Nashville was chosen for this award which not only funds the trees but also provides UPS workers who will volunteer to plant the trees. These trees will provide shade for the greenway and beautification to this industrial area.”

Who: Metro Public Works, Metro Beautification and Environment Commission
Jennifer Smith, Metro Horticulturist
United Parcel Service, LaShanda Guillory, UPS Mid-South HR Supervisor

What: Community Tree Planting and Tree Planting Demo

When: Friday, March 27, Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Van Buren Street and the Cumberland River Greenway

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