Corinth replenishes downtown tree canopy

djournal-recycle-newsBy Lena Mitchell

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH – The C.A.R.E. Foundation is partnering with businesses and property owners in downtown Corinth to preserve the city’s tree canopy with grants for new plantings.

The C.A.R.E Forever Green tree planting program has been in place for several years, said C.A.R.E Executive Director Mona Lisa Grady, and the nonprofit commits to the planting of 30 trees each year.

Homeowners and business owners will be asked to contribute the first $75 of the cost of planting each tree, and applications for the 30 trees allocated to be planted each year are still available, Grady said.

“The application includes a commitment from the applicant to protect the tree and keeping it watered regularly the first year,” she said.

Among the tree species offered by the program are: shumard oak, water oak, pin oak, red oak, willow oak, sycamore, red maple, sugar maple, fruitless sweetgum, tulip tree, dogwood and red bud.

The eligible properties lie within boundaries defined by Tate Street to the south and Seventh Street to the north; Washington Street to the west and Kilpatrick Street to the east.

“A committee appointed by C.A.R.E.’s advisory board will approve applications and the location and specie of tree,” Grady said.

lena.mitchell@journalinc.com