Duluth residents who were ad to see Ash trees lost to the Emerald Ash Borer battle - rejoice!  An initiative is under way to replace at least some of those trees that were taken. A tree boulevard tree planting effort will happen on Saturday, September 22.

From 9:00 AM to 12 Noon, the City of Duluth's Parks and Recreation Department's reLEAF Program will plant the trees.  Volunteers are sought and invited to join the efforts as "many hands make light work".

The event is open to volunteers 16 years and older.  All of the necessary supplies will be provided.  Meet up location is at the playground at the former Cobb School off of Woodland Avenue on West Redwing Street.  Prior registration is encouraged, by clicking here.

The work is being made possible with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the U.S. Forest Service.  The event is part of a Citizen Forestry Initiative that the Parks and Rec department is launching; community members are being asked to help with tree health monitoring, pruning, and watering of the trees. If you'd like to take part, you're asked to call Cheryl Skatfe at 218-730-4334.