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Hike for KaTREEna gives tree for post-Isaac restoration

30th November 2012   ·   0 Comments

Hike for KaTREEna is partnering with the Department of Parks & Parkways to give one thousand native Louisiana trees to the residents of Orleans Parish.

The tree giveaway – called “The Big TREEsy Giveaway” – is an effort to support restoration efforts taking place in communities across the New Orleans resulting from damage caused by Hurricane Isaac. This is the third event planned over the upcoming months that include four other Louisiana Parishes which are St. Bernard, St. John, St. Tammany, and Jefferson Parishes with the goal of giving away over 5,000 trees. This event, which will take place Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Dept. of Parks & Parkways located 2829 Gentilly Blvd., will also include a seminar on proper tree planting and care. 
The Big TREEsy Giveaway is a program by Hike for KaTREEna, a non-profit organization whose mission is to replant over 100,000 trees lost to Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Isaac.  Hike for KaTREEna is a member of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee’s Environmental Committee.  The Environmental Committee is charged with executing all environmental initiatives for Super Bowl XLVII.  The trees have been generously provided by a grant from the Apache Foundation, philanthropic arm of the Apache Corporation. 

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