City of Carmel
One Civic Square,
Carmel, IN 46032
Carmel Plans Neighborhood Tree Planting for the 16th Year
Carmel, IN – The City of Carmel, Carmel Urban Forestry Committee, homeowners of Trails of Hayden Run subdivision and the Carmel Green Initiative partnered for a tree planting on Ferrell Drive on Saturday, October 29th.
A total of 30 trees were planted along Ferrell Drive. The species of trees planted included hackberry, ‘accolade’ elm, and ‘skyline’ honeylocust. The remainder of the neighborhood will be planted with an additional 79 trees in the following weeks by contractors with ‘accolade’ elm, ‘patriot’ elm, ‘homestead’ elm, tulip tree, ‘ivory silk’ Japanese tree lilac, ‘sunburst’ honeylocust, ‘moraine’ sweetgum, hackberry, ‘Princeton sentry’ ginkgo, and yellowwood trees. The trees planted in the street right-of-way are approximately two inches in diameter and approximately 7 to 12 feet tall.
This is the 16th year for Carmel’s Fall Neighborhood Tree Planting Program. Through this program, the City purchases the trees, pre-digs the holes and the Urban Forestry staff along with the Carmel Urban Forestry Committee provides tree planting expertise for the neighborhood. The City will also assume responsibility for the street trees when they need pruning or replacing in the future.
The Carmel Urban Forestry staff and Carmel Urban Forestry Committee led the tree planting and supervised the volunteer residents of the neighborhood.
The City of Carmel has been designated a Tree City USA since 1994, which is indicative of the City of Carmel’s support and commitment for its urban forestry program. The City of Carmel is recognized as a Sterling Tree City having won a growth award from the National Arbor Day Foundation for 15 consecutive years.
“This is the best part of my job, using trees to bring people together to make the world a better place” said Nichole Passineau, Carmel Urban Forestry Specialist.
For more information or to volunteer to help with future plantings, please call Carmel’s Urban Forestry Specialist, Nichole Passineau at 571-2417. For more information on Carmel’s Urban Forestry program, please visit www.carmelurbanforestry.com
Photos from our 2011 Fall Planting Event