Wednesday, February 25, 2009

'Green healing process' to begin in wake of January ice-storm; Fayetteville, AR; 2/23/09

Replanting trees the next step for Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville,AR,USA
January's ice storm knocked out more than 4,000 acres of Fayetteville's tree canopy, and even though Greg Howe, the city's urban forester, said the first priority is cleaning up the broken branches, he thinks replanting the city's trees is a definite need.
"We are hoping that now that there's been a declaration of emergency, some money from the federal government will be available," Howe said.
When the city's Tree and Landscape Advisory Committee met Tuesday, committee members agreed that the city and its residents needed to come up with ways to replant trees in the thousands. Committee member Chris Wilson recommended the committee look into reinventing the city's NeighborWoods program, a neighborhood-city partnering program that uses fundraising efforts to replant a city's urban forest.

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