The Arbor Allies teamed up with Boy Scout Troops 303 (Sixteen Acres), Ground Works Springfield, and New North Citizens to plant 8 trees in the city three Saturdays ago. The effort was initiated and organized by the Arbor Allies but was lead by Ryan Kuehl of Boy Scout Troop 303 who was going for his Eagle Scout badge. The Arbor Allies guided him on the proper planting techniques and from there he had everybody working hard planting the trees properly. We planted the first 4 trees Quercus palustris (Pin Oaks) in front of Kenefick Park along Plainfield St. where it completed the front area of the park with a nice tree lined street. All the volunteers were very eager workers and had the neighborhood complete before 10:30 am. Then it was time to move on to the Six Corner Neighborhood at Cherry St. Cemetery where beautification efforts have been lead by Keep Springfield Beautiful with help from the Arbor Allies to highlight one of the cities oldest and most historic cemeteries. The Arbor Allies and volunteers planted 4 Cornus kousas (Dogwood Trees) last Saturday along the perimeter of the cemetery. In this cemetery lays a Revolutionary War Veteran, Civil War Veterans and World War I Veterans. The Arbor Allies have been honored to help volunteer their public service work for service veterans who gave everything. Keep Springfield Beautiful and Arbor Allies believe it is imperative to highlight this cemetery with ornamental trees to bring some attention to some of Springfield’s bravest heroes.
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