Downtown Tree Replacement Project Begins
LDMD and MSD partner to help make downtown more environmentally sustainable
LOUISVILLE, Ky — An evaluation of the condition of existing trees in the downtown area revealed that there are over 300 dead trees or empty tree wells in the Louisville's Central Business District. The Louisville Downtown Management District, with the help from a $40,000 MSD grant, a $5000 Metro Government grant, and a $5,000 donation from local businessman and philanthropist Henry Heuser, Jr., has launched an aggressive tree replacement project aimed at planting 166 trees in the Central Business District in the coming weeks. Planting began December 11 and will be completed by the end of 2012.
Click the links below to see coverage from LDMD's press conference regarding the tree replacement project.
- Courier Journal - First of 166 new downtown trees planted
- WLKY News - Tree planting underway in downtown Louisville
- WDRB News - 160 trees to be planted in downtown Louisville
- WHAS News - Downtown Louisville gets greener after 'tree' grant
- WFPL News: Louisville Adds 166 New Trees to Downtown, Replacing Some Lost to Wind, Drought
Click on the image below to see a map of the current locations for street trees.
About LDMD's sustainability projects
The Louisville Downtown Management District has become nationally recognized for its beautification efforts and its green initiatives within downtown.
LDMD has seamlessly integrated technology and fostered community collaboration in its beautification efforts and green activities.
Collectively, LDMD’s efforts particularly its beautification efforts and green activities have contributed to a dramatic increase in the number of new downtown businesses, residents and visitors, and have supported a nationally recognized business retention rate.
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