Tree planting begins in Oshkosh - April 16 2010

New trees are taking root thanks to a community fundraising effort to plant 1,000 trees in Oshkosh this spring.

Otter, Waugoo, Plummer, Georgia 11th, and 19th Streets have already received new trees, while tree planting on Sawyer and 17th Streets will begin next week. Several community parks will receive larger, more mature trees, including Stevens Park, Westhaven Park, Rainbow Park and East Hall (recreational area bordered by Jackson, New York, Wisconsin and Prospect Streets). Planting sites were determined by the City of Oshkosh Parks and Forestry Department.

Tree planting was made possible by a grant from the Taking Root Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. The Taking Root Fund is a special project fund for community beautification, which includes trees, flower beds and signage. Contributions to the fund are fully tax-deductible, and may be matched thanks to a grant from the John E. Kuenzl Foundation.

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to make our communities thrive. For more information, please call (920) 426-3993.

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