For details, call George Everett at 565-2249
Dead trees have been extracted and holes have been prepped and, so far, 50 trees have been planted on Uptown entryway streets.
Thanks to the efforts of the local contractor and partner Alpine Tree Services, the remaining holes are now ready for new trees and the plan is to plant 36 more on June 1.
“So far, we have identified about 100 locations where new and replacement trees can be planted this spring and 50 new trees are in the ground. The project has an ambitious goal to see as many as 1,000 trees planted in Butte over the next five years,” said Executive Director George Everett.
The project includes a parallel effort by the county to replace trees and shrubs on Harrison Avenue over the next two years led by the County Arborist.
Mainstreet is asking for help from volunteers that will be much needed and are very welcome to help plant trees on Wednesday, June 1 starting at 9 am as part of this community project. Interested volunteers should show up at 9 am or throughout the day for assignments at the Front Street Station at 800 E. Front Street. Lunch will be served to all volunteers. Bags and gloves and a few shovels will be on hand but if you have gloves please bring them along.
The project has been made possible by major support from Northwestern Energy, Town Pump Foundation, Tom and Janel Madrazo, and Mainstreet Uptown Butte’s members.
Tax-deductible contributions are welcome to help pay for the trees and related expenses to plant the remaining trees and care for them throughout the summer. Anyone wishing to support the effort to purchase, plant, and maintain trees this year can send contributions to Mainstreet Uptown Butte, 2022 Uptown Street Tree Project, P.O. Box 696, Butte, MT 59703.
Mainstreet has decided to dedicate this project in gratitude to the Madrazo family which has been critical in helping to plant more than 1,000 trees in Butte since 2002 along Butte’s gateway streets especially Front, Montana, Utah, Main, and Iron Streets.
Mainstreet Uptown Butte is a non-profit organization working to rejuvenate Uptown Butte for all who live, work and play in Butte’s Historic Uptown. For details about other upcoming events and projects of Mainstreet Uptown Butte, visit their website at http://www.mainstreetbutte.org or call 497-6464.