We work with the city government and typically complete one or two large planting projects each year and schedule fall and spring pruning programs. We also work with individual property owners to address any concerns they have with their street trees such as planting new ones, pruning, or tree removal when necessary. If you would like to have a street tree planted, or you see a street tree that needs pruning, seems sick, or appears to be dying (or dead), please contact the West Lafayette Tree Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Tree Friends initiatives are financed by private donations which may be augmented by funds from the city government and/or matching grants when available.
Fall 2021 pruning was a great success. We are now ready to get out for our Spring pruning and tree checks. Here is the Spring 2022 pruning schedule. Contact the city Forestry and Community Greenspace manager at 765-775-5170 for information.
Hard at work with the Fall 2022 pruning volunteers!
A SUCCESSFUL EFFORT!
In 2021, the West Lafayette Tree Friends partnered with the city of West Lafayette to launch the city’s ambitious project to build a municipal tree nursery. The expanded capability will allow the city to be more selective in the types of trees that will be planted. That year was the perfect time to assist in this project. It was the 30th year the city of West Lafayette had been designated by the Arbor Day Foundation as Tree City USA and the 40th anniversary for the West Lafayette Tree Friends. Through a fundraising campaign entitled 30-40-50, the West Lafayette Tree Friends were able to give the city $50,000 toward the development of the tree nursery.
The land has been acquired and all the various permits are being obtained. The plan is to have 100 tree saplings planted in the Fall of 2022. West Lafayette Tree Friends will assist with volunteer hours to help at the tree nursery as requested. The generous support of donors and West Lafayette Tree Friends volunteer efforts made all of this possible. Thanks to everyone who brought this project to fruition.
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If you would like to be a part of future projects, make a donation, or attend a meeting, give us a call at 765-775-5160. Volunteers often help by…
• Putting on tree sweaters (really!)
Community members also support us by making donations (click the button above for info) and 100% of every gift we receive goes directly into planting, pruning, and protecting trees in West Lafayette’s urban forest.
Any help you give us will be appreciated and can make a difference; don’t forget…
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”
Ralph Waldo Emerson