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Win Big By Donating to NeighborWoods

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The NeighborWoods Street Tree Program has been plugging away since 2003 and this year we’re celebrating the delivery of our 10,000th tree!  You can have the honor of making THE donation that purchases the 10,000th tree.  Any citizen who makes a donation of $25 or more between now and October 1st will be entered into a drawing.  One lucky winner will be eligible to participate in the tree planting with Mayor Meeker at Nash Square, dedicate a plaque with their name, receive an REI gift card and bike tune- up, enjoy a Whole Foods gift card, and win a gift certificate to the Busy Bee Cafe!

To enter to win please send your donation of $25 or more to (more…)

Grant for Tree Inventory

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Trees with GPS? NeighborhWoods gets a more detailed inventory?  Read on:

Raleigh Awarded Matching Grant For Street Tree Inventory Effort

On Nov. 3, the Raleigh City Council accepted a $10,000 matching grant from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for the second phase of the City’s Street Tree Inventory Project.

In the first phase of the project, the City of Raleigh purchased GPS units and began collecting detailed information on City-owned trees. City staff will accumulate data on the number, condition, size, species and locations of the trees. The information, once completed will include valuable data on more than 100,000 street trees, and will be entered into the City’s computer network. The $10,000 grant and its matching funds will be used to complete the data collection effort (with volunteers and interns from North Carolina State University), provide training for Tree Steward volunteers, and allow for further integration of the data into various City-maintained computer systems. (more…)