The Hike for KaTREEna Big TREEsy Giveaway for New Orleans
1000 free trees will be available on Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon at City of New Orleans Dept. of Parks & Parkways, 2829 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122
1000 native Louisiana trees will be given out at no charge to the residents of New Orleans and Orleans Parish to help in the restoration of their community following Hurricane Isaac. This is the third event planned over the upcoming months that include four other Louisiana Parishes which are St. Bernard, St. John, St. Tammany, and Jefferson Parishes with the goal of giving away over 5,000 trees. This event will also include a seminar on proper tree planting and care provided by the City of New Orleans Department of Parks & Parkways.
This Big TREEsy Giveaway is a program by Hike for KaTREEna, a non-profit organization whose mission is to replant over 100,000 trees lost to Hurricane Katrina, and now Hurricane Isaac. Hike for KaTREEna is a member of the 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee’s Environmental Committee. The Environmental Committee is charged with executing all environmental initiatives for Super Bowl XLVII. The trees have been generously provided by a grant from the Apache Foundation, philanthropic arm of the Apache Corporation.