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75 Trees to Be Planted in Latonia on Saturday and You Can Help

The City of Covington and its urban forestry board are looking for volunteers to help plant 75 trees in Latonia on Saturday.

The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon, and volunteers will meet ahead of time for donuts and instruction, said Rob Farrell, a member of the board.

"Latonia has been previously identified as having a glaring need for street trees, which provide all sorts of environmental and aesthetic benefits," Farrell said. "By continuing with our goal of planting the right tree in the right place, we hope to improve the quality of life of our neighborhoods, one planting at a time."

Trees will be planted on Lincoln Avenue from Daniels Street to Decoursey Avenue, and up to a block along intersecting streets.

The types of trees include black gum, paperback maple, yellowwood, Allegheny serviceberry, and Kwanzan cherry.

Volunteers should meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot at 36th Street and Lincoln Avenue behind Holy Cross Church.

Wear sturdy footwear and clothes that can get dirty. If you have gloves and a shovel, bring them, but extras will be available. No special expertise is needed: Experts and experienced volunteers will demonstrate proper tree-planting technique.

Volunteers are encouraged to register HERE.

-Staff report

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