This year’s Friends of Trees planting in Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert was a success with over 100 trees planted! January 15th, a parking lot overflowing with volunteers were ready bright and early on a cloudy Saturday out to help plant trees. Each year, volunteer neighborhood coordinators plan and implement an event to plant trees together in neighbors’ yards and in planting strips along the street (the strip of grass in between the sidewalk and the street). There is a lot of empty planting space left in Lents! Green Lents’ Tree Team is already starting to plan for next year! You can help by encouraging your neighbors to plant a tree with Friends of Trees or signing up for one yourself – registration for next year’s planting will begin in September, 2011. This is a great way to get help choosing the right tree for your space and receive deep discounts on large, healthy trees. For more information, you can check out the Friends of Trees website: www.friendsoftrees.org. If you would like to join the Green Lents Tree Team, contact Jessica.