Shade coming to the 10th ward

Written by Diana Nelson Jones on .

On Saturday, volunteers from Lawrenceville’s Tree Tenders and others will be planting 33 new trees on a lot that’s been vacant for decades at the corner of Stanton Avenue and Keystone Street in Upper Lawrenceville. 
A path will curve through the native species whose canopy will be lit from the ground. There are future plans for a rainwater collecting art piece.
Lawrenceville’s Tree Tenders pushed the idea for greening the lot, which the Lawrenceville Corp. bought several years ago to maintain ahead of any investment that might come along. The project would have cost about $80,000 but for donated services that lowered the cost to about $20,000 -- the amount of a grant from Duquesne Light, which provided the lighting.
The morning plantings will be followed by a celebration at noon with music provided by Lawrenceville’s own fez-wearing music maker Zombo. You can go if you want.
Image courtesy of Christine Brill of the Studio for Spatial Practice

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