100 Live Oak trees to be planted on Saturday, Nov. 9
NEW ORLEANS - The UPS Foundation has awarded a $5000 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grant for a neutral ground planting of Live Oaks in New Orleans East. Along with funding from Entergy, the grant will be used to purchase 100 native Live Oak trees for the neutral ground of Bundy Road in the Little Woods neighborhood. The trees will be planted on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by volunteers from UPS, SOUL, Keep New Orleans Beautiful, the Mystic Krewe of Femme Fatale and neighborhood organizations.
District "E" Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen is encouraging residents to come out and participate in this weekend's event alongside her and her staff. The project was developed in consultation with the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, which will support the planting and establishment of the trees. Additionally, Benton Tree Service will provide support for the planting, and Sustaining Our Urban Landscape (SOUL) will be applying funding received from the Entergy Corporation toward the project.
Volunteers will gather at 10 a.m. at the designated "base camp" at the UPS Operations Hub at 5700 Morrison Road prior to heading to the planting sites on Bundy Road, both North and South of I-I0. Volunteers are needed and can sign up for the planting on SOUL's online volunteer signup form here.
Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen, District "E"
1300 Perdido St., Room 2W60