Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb

Last Saturday Budd Park located at St. John and Hardesty in Historic Northeast received the gift of 40 new trees. Shovels were at the ready when the planting began at 9:15... all were done by ll:30... excellent work. Neighborhood folks worked along side people from all over the greater Kansas City area. Good job people :) Note: Hyperblogal is part of the group that is pictured last... a rare appearance in front of the camera.
Angela Schreffler with Heartland Tree Alliance presented opening remarks along with Scott Wagner the President of Indian Mound Neighborhood Association. John Fierro, President of the Parks Board was on hand (far left) to read an Arbor Day Proclamation from Mayor Funkhouser.

Principle organizers of the planting were, from left to right, Scott Wagner, Indian Mound Neighborhood Association, Will Royster, Vice-President, Scarritt Rennaissance Neighborhood Association, Angela Schreffler, Program Manager Heartland Tree Alliance, Haywood Morgan and Levin Lapointe, Kansas City Parks and Recreation.
One of the participating groups was from the Earth Club at Northeast High School. Left to right: Ralph Richberg, Dan Helvick, Than Bui, Suad Hassen, Jennifer Nguyen, Tam Bui, Hoa Nguyen and team leader Dan Mitchell.

Some young volunteers also worked cleanup in the Park... and when they were done there wasn't a piece of trash anywhere to be seen in the area. This picture shows Alonzo Esteban on the left with Carlos Contreras.


  1. I'm sure he'll be flattered that you noticed..or, maybe not.

  2. Great pics! The weather sure turned out great for the day.

    And now I see what you mean about catching my good side!

  3. take that, anti-multiculturalists!

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