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VDA-Trees-2010-007More Street Trees!!

Vancouver’s Downtown Association and forty volunteers fueled by a pancake breakfast prepared by Chuck Chronis and his staff planted another 37 trees in Downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning.  This is the second year that the City of Vancouver and VDA have partnered to bring more trees to the city center, planting nearly seventy in all.  Three varieties were added to 8th Street and Evergreen Boulveard.

The City of Vancouver has been designated a Tree City USA since 1989 and hopes to increase the city’s tree canopy from its current 19% to a goal of 28%.  VDA is pleased with the green addition to the central business district.

Association President Lee Coulthard, yielding a shovel and assisting one of four tree teams, said, “We know that our visitors and shoppers appreciate tree-lined streets.  Trees are a gracious, welcoming element and our organization thanks the City of Vancouver for working with us to bring more lush green trees to our downtown”

For more information or to lend a hand:
Contact VDA Executive Director, Lee Rafferty
811 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
(360) 258-1129