Trees planted in Cedar Grove

The city and TD Bank joined hands to plant 40 trees in Cedar Grove. Front, from left, are Phillips of Parks and Recreation; Linda Demetropoulos, the city's nature manager; Commissioner Yvonne Hinson-Rawls; Suzanne Norris of TD Bank, Helen Harris of Cedar Grove and a TD Bank employee, along with other TD Bank employees. (Photo courtesy of city of Gainesville)

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.

The city of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs partnered with TD Bank of Gainesville to plant 40 trees in Cedar Grove Park and at the NE 12th Avenue entrance of Cedar Grove Park II, a subdivision in east Gainesville adjacent to the Walmart Supercenter.

The tree-planting was held last Wednesday and included a variety of trees, including Live Oaks, Bald Cypress, Southern Magnolias, Florida Maple and Winged Elms. The tree-planting was funded by Alliance for Community Trees or ACTrees, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving cities by planting and caring for trees.

The event began with a groundbreaking ceremony and remarks by Gainesville city Commissioner Yvonne Hinson-Rawls; Steve Phillips, director of Parks and Recreation; Suzanne Norris, TD Bank regional vice president of North Central Florida, and Helen Harris, a member of the board of the Cedar Grove Homeowners Association.

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