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*****Media Advisory*****
Press Release
City Holds Community Tree Planting Sat., March 15
3/12/03

CITY OF BRENTWOOD RECEIVES GRANT FROM NATIONAL TREE TRUST Grant Will be Used to Improve Community With Trees

The National Tree Trust has awarded City of Brentwood with a 2003 Community Tree Planting Grant. This grant consists of 600 tree seedlings that will eventually be planted in the Brentwood area.

The National Tree Trust’s Community Tree Planting (CTP) program makes it possible for community groups to plant trees on public land and along roadsides with the aid of volunteers. It supplies one-year-old, regionally appropriate, native tree seedlings, three-gallon plastic containers, and a subsidy for soil. With the help of City of Brentwood and hundreds of other community-minded tree planting organizations across the country, the National Tree Trust granted its ten millionth tree in 2002.

Last year, the City of Brentwood’s Parks Division received and planted, with the help of 40 volunteers, 500 seedlings in our nursery. This year the City invites citizens to join us on Saturday, March 15, 2003, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., behind Homecoming Park (Homecoming Way, off Brentwood Boulevard) to help plant 600 seedlings.

The National Tree Trust is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people work together to improve their local communities through tree planting and education. For more information about the CTP grant or other NTT programs, please call 1-800-846-TREE or visit www.nationaltreetrust.org

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