Dozens of trees going up at Loma Vista Park

City seeks volunteers for Saturday planting event

Pradeep Hatcher, 509.625.6749

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:43 a.m.

The City is planting 40 trees around Loma Vista Park Saturday, Nov. 1, and is looking for volunteers to take part in the project.

The trees are being planted to further a number of ‘green’ goals, including:

  • Increasing the number of large canopied trees in an under-stocked park and neighborhood
  • Planting more street trees to improve stormwater mitigation, reduce outflows to the Spokane River, and improve water quality
  • Improving the diversity of species within the park, neighborhood, and urban forest

Contact Melissa Burtt at or 509.363.5495 to learn how to get involved in the project. During the event, volunteers will learn about proper planting techniques, the right tree-right place principle, and how green infrastructure serves as stormwater mitigation.

  • WHAT: Loma Vista Park tree planting event
  • WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 1 (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
  • WHERE: Loma Vista Park (5804 N. Alberta)

Funding assistance for this event is provided by USDA Forest Service and Washington Department of Natural Resources. Both are equal opportunity providers and employers.