200 trees planted to combat ash borer:
Community volunteers joined Friends of the Parks, Parks and Recreation staff from Fort Wayne, New Haven and Allen County Parks for the 9th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback Saturday, a grassroots movement to combat the critical loss of trees in Allen County.
According to Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, about one in four of city street trees are ash and due to the devastation of the emerald ash borer, they will soon be gone.
Created in 2002, the Great Tree Canopy Comeback is a community tree planting day organized by volunteers with Friends of the Parks and area parks departments to combat this critical loss of trees. Over the past eight years, more than 2,000 trees have been planted in Fort Wayne area parks.