For Immediate Release
Date: December 10, 2015
WHAT: City leaders will join private developers to help plant the last of 29 live oaks in the White Bluff Road median as part of a public-private partnership to green the southside.
WHEN: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16
WHERE: The median in front of the White Bluff United Methodist Church, 11911 White Bluff Road.
WHO: The event will be hosted by District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas, who will be joined by City staff and representatives from Walmart and landscaping company Hutton.
WHY: Alderman Thomas and staff negotiated the tree planting with developers to mitigate the loss of trees being removed for traffic signal and roadway improvements made to make way for a new Walmart on Abercorn Street. The agreement included the planting of 29 live oaks off-site in the median, as well as 328 new trees and 933 shrubs planted on the Walmart property.
Wednesday’s event will include tree planting work and a ceremonial golden shovel ceremony.