Taylor Park Neighborhood Association to Receive Tree Planting Funds
Taylor Park Arboretum in Lincoln, NE – The 2013 Trees for Nebraska Towns (TNT) program recently awarded tree planting grants to 40 projects in 28 communities in Nebraska. Taylor Park Neighborhood Association is one of the organizations that will receive tree planting funds through this program. The Taylor Park Tree Replacement Project hopes to receive $2,550 to plant trees in Taylor Park the fall of 2013. The Taylor Park Tree Committee in cooperation with the Taylor Park Neighborhood Association applied for the funds and will coordinate the project. Fund raising to complete the matching funds for this project will begin this spring thanks to the support of the Taylor Park Neighborhood Association Board.
TNT was created as a response to significant tree loss in community forests across Nebraska. The program aids in the planting of high quality, large-growing shade trees while also improving the diversity of tree species in community forests. TNT is coordinated by the Nebraska Forest Service on behalf of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, and is funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, a beneficiary of the Nebraska Lottery. It is part of ReTree Nebraska’s efforts to plant a million trees by 2017 (http://www.retreenebraska.edu).
The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is both a non-profit horticultural organization and a program of the Nebraska Forest Service, part of the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. NSA achieves its mission of “sustainable landscapes for healthy homes and communities” through initiatives in education, community landscapes and the environment (arboretum.unl.edu).
For more information about the TNT program contact NSA at 402-472-2971.