The Roseway Neighborhood Association is once again inviting neighbors and friends to participate in a tree planting work party Saturday March 12 in the Roseway Parkway Block on Northeast 72nd Avenue between Northeast Beech and Failing streets. Characterized as a “tree-planting adventure,” the event will include the removal of nine dead or dying arbors and the planting of almost two dozen trees of varying sizes on the 440-foot park median.
The removal of trees is designed just as much for safety as park maintenance as some of the trees being removed are at the end of their lifespan and become dangerous. Among those slated for removal or stump grinding are six crabapples, two pears and one plum tree in addition to two existing stumps to be ground.
The more than 20 trees to be planted include a variety of types, including Arapho and Natchez Crepe Myrtles, Muskogee and Blue Giant Sequoias, Presidential Gold and Magyar Ginkgos, Purple Catalpa and Silverleaf, Monterey, Bamboo Leaf, Canyon Live and Sawtooth Oaks. Typically, upwards of 50 neighbors turn out for Roseway’s tree planting events to assist with maintenance of the Roseway Parkway.