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For more details, call George Everett at 497-6464

 April 25, 2022                                                                                    

Butte: - As part of the city-wide Arbor Day celebrations and Beautify Butte campaign this year, volunteers have been scouring the streets of Butte looking for good locations to plant new and replacement trees. 

So far, they have identified about 100 locations where new and replacement trees can be planted this year.  The project has an ambitious goal to plant as many as 1,000 trees over the next five years.

The project includes a parallel effort by the county to replace trees and shrubs on Harrison Avenue over the next two years which will be led by the County Arborist.

Mainstreet is asking for help from the public to suggest locations on streets where new trees can be planted.  The focus of the project is Uptown Butte’s gateway streets especially Front, Montana, Utah, Main, and Iron Streets.

Suggestions for tree locations on Uptown entryway streets can be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Also, tax-deductible contributions are being taken to help pay for the trees and get them to Butte for planting.  Anyone wishing to support the effort to purchase and plant trees this year can send contributions to Mainstreet Uptown Butte, 2022 Uptown Street Tree Project, P.O. Box 696, Butte, MT  59703.

Also, volunteers will be needed and welcome to help plant trees over a few days in May as part of this community project.  

Mainstreet has decided to dedicate this project in gratitude to the Madrazo family who was 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.

“A healthy urban forest has been a recurring theme in public discussions from Blueprint for Change through the most recent Uptown Master Plan efforts,” said George Everett, Executive Director. “It is time once again to focus community resources on the effort.” 

As part of the project, the public is invited to an Arbor Day celebration planned for Friday, April 29 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Front Street Station at 800 E. Front Street. BSB County Arborist Trevor Peterson will help celebrate Arbor Day and Smokey the Bear and other celebrities will be there.  Every kid will get to go home with a free tree until they are all gone. Mr. Peterson will also share details about a tree planting demonstration at the end of May in Emma Park. 

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.