Connect with us

Local News

Bloomington City will plant hundred of trees between 2023 and 2024



Bloomington, Indiana – Between 2023 and 2024, the City of Bloomington will count and plant hundreds of trees, the city said on August 31. 5 033 of the city’s trees will be included in the inventory, which is being done by the Davey Resource group. It will include information on each tree’s location, species, size, as well as newly updated maintenance and planting site details.

To give the trees better growth area, Bloomington Parks and Recreation will plant 90 new trees on vacant sites downtown and will enlarge existing tree plots from 4’x4′ to 5’x5′. The project hopes to plant 300–400 trees in 2024, though the city is still deciding on additional sites.

Canopy Bloomington, an organization dedicated to urban forestry, claims that Bloomington benefits greatly from urban trees. Trees improve both physical and mental health, increase property values, and help sequester carbon.

The project also tries to lessen the prevalence of invasive Callery Pear trees. The news release states that 65 of these invasive trees have already been taken out, and replacements will be installed in 2024.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s program that year recognized the City of Bloomington the first Tree City USA in Indiana. The city has kept this title up to this point every year. A tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a forestry program with an annual budget of $2 or more per capita, and an Arbor Day celebration are all mandated by the program for cities.

The $800,000 2018 Bicentennial Trees and Trails Bond, which has already helped plant 265 trees, is responsible for funding the project.

The Davey Resource Group’s TreeKeeper software has further details and a detailed map of Bloomington’s city trees. Visit the City of Bloomington website to make a request for the installation, maintenance, or removal of a street tree.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *