LOGAN SQUARE — A neighborhood group’s effort to replace fallen trees came to fruition this week, with crews planting more than 20 trees along Logan Boulevard.
Last August, Logan Square Preservation launched a fundraiser to replace trees lost in a massive storm. The group raised about $9,000.
It took many months to secure city permitting, but this week the group was finally able to plant a total of 21 young elm trees along Logan Boulevard using the donations, said Shana Liberman, the group’s beautification committee chair.
The trees cost about $7,000 and they plan to use the remaining $2,000 to plant more trees in the neighborhood before summer hits, Liberman said.
The group is looking for homeowners along Logan Boulevard to water trees planted this week or give the group access to their water spigots. The trees need to be watered once a week during dry months. Those interested in volunteering should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbors looking to contribute to the group’s tree planting efforts can still do so by donating online.
“We’re trying to preserve the aesthetic of the boulevards for generations to come,” Liberman said.
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