WeCAN is once again partnering with The Park People and Denver Digs Trees to help plant more trees in West Colfax! Please join us for a morning of tree planting, neighborhood beautification, and community building. This is a family-friendly event. Bring some work gloves and expect to get dirty.
When: Saturday, April 15, 2017 – 9:00-11:00am
Where: Meet at 1410 Stuart St. before going out into the neighborhood to plant
RSVP to Josh@wecandenver.org
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812625572394673/
Help us to increase the tree canopy in West Colfax. Not only are trees beautiful, they provide great livability and sustainability benefits:
- Trees provide protection from the sun for outdoor activities and they filter the air.
- The shade that they provide helps to reduce energy usage and the urban “heat island” effect. Mature shade trees can reduce summer air conditioning usage (especially when planted on the west side of your home), leading to lower electricity bills and a smaller carbon footprint for the neighborhood.
- Trees can provide privacy and block out noise from busy streets.
- Trees help to increase property values.
The Denver Digs Trees program helps residents cultivate greener, healthier, more livable communities. Over the past 30+ years, they have provided more than 49,000 free and low-cost trees to Denver residents. Trees are available for planting both on public and private property. Denver Digs Trees offers a variety of species specially selected for Colorado’s climate and the urban environment.
West Colfax is one of 28 “target neighborhoods” that face particularly low tree-canopy cover. Our residents therefore receive especially low-cost trees from the Denver Digs Trees program. WeCAN holds our tree planting day each year alongside the Denver Digs Trees tree distribution day. Our volunteers plant trees for neighbors who would like to have a tree from the program but who cannot plant the trees themselves. Find out more or apply for your own tree at: http://www.theparkpeople.org/Programs/DenverDigsTrees.aspx