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Tree planting brings beauty and unity the Maplewood Heights neighborhood

Seven new trees went up in the Maplewood Heights neighborhood in Lafayette.

Posted: May 18, 2019 10:24 PM
Updated: May 21, 2019 10:21 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Seven new trees went up in the Maplewood Heights neighborhood in Lafayette Saturday morning.

This comes after having to remove a number of dying trees in the area.

Project leader Shirley Sterling said it took four months to plan and it was very much a community effort. Tree Lafayette volunteers came out to help neighbors plant trees, Wrede Rocks and Fisher Funeral Chapel worked together to provide a tree dedication rock and Lafayette City Council members attended and listened to community concerns.

Maplewood Heights residents say this was a great way to beautify and unify the neighborhood.

“Somebody had to plant the trees so we had a lot of volunteers out here today and they've done a great job,” said neighbor Richard Ketterer.

“This is just great for your neighborhood to come together and work together,” said neighbor Carol Plowmin.

“We have all the neighbors out here for the first time together and we're talking, fellowshipping, getting to know one another,” said neighbor Dewayne Moffitt.

They planted four Sugar Maple and three Japanese maple trees.

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