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We planted our 4,000th tree.

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Jenelle Rotar was awarded the Tree Lafayette 2022 President’s Award for her work in promoting and organizing the planting of replacement and additional trees in the Highland Park Neighborhood.  120 trees have been planted in the neighborhood.  Congratulations to Jenelle for her work for her neighborhood and the community.

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Target received the Tree Lafayette 2022 Environmental Award for their work in removing the highly invasive Bradford callery pear trees from their Lafayette store parking lot and planting new trees in their place. Congratulations to Target for their work for the community and the environment.

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Tree Lafayette 2022 Volunteer of the Year Awards presented to Caroline Kester and Jim Vahle.

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The Tree Lafayette 2022 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 11:30am.

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150 trees were planted on Underwood Street for the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day – See a video tour of the planted trees on the street

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Help plant 150 trees for the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day. The City of Lafayette and Tree Lafayette will plant 150 trees on Underwood Street this year to recognize the Arbor Day anniversary.

The 2022 Fall Arbor Day Tree Planting Event will be held outside on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Volunteers will plant 54 trees along Underwood Street, Lafayette, IN 47904. Pre-register online. Check-in at 8:30am at the corner of Underwood Street and 17th Street. Trees have many benefits for the neighborhood, the community, and the environment. Join us for some […]

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Earth Day Event at Main Street Books

 In celebration of Earth Day, Main Street Books and Tree Lafayette will team up to offer a free, family-friendly event. The celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at Main Street Books located at 426 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901. This event is open to the public and […]

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Earth Day 2022 Celebration will be held at 10:00am on April 22, 2022, at Miller Elementary School at 700 S 4th Street, Lafayette, Indiana.

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Arbor Day 2022 Celebration will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the corner of Underwood Street and 24th Street in Lafayette, Indiana

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The Arbor Day 2022 Tree Planting event will be held in the morning on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Volunteers will plant 66 trees along Underwood Street in Lafayette. Get a team of 3-5 persons together and sign up to help plant. If you do not have a team, you can still sign up and you will be assigned to a team. Click Here for more information or to pre-register.

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2021 Annual Report is available – Click Here to view

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Congratulations to John Slaven on receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Arborist Association. John has volunteered for 27 years for the trees of Lafayette, the community, and Tree Lafayette. John’s passion and energy drive him. Thanks John, for all that you do and your service.

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Barry Bruce will be the President of Tree Lafayette beginning on January 1, 2022.

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11/9/2021 – The 2021 Annual Meeting was held today. See the PowerPoint presentation.

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Upcoming Tree Lafayette 2021 annual meeting on November 9, 2021

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The next monthly Thursday evening tree pruning event at 5:30pm will be in 2022. Contact Shirley at shirley@treelafayette.org if interested or with questions.

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The 3rd graders at Earhart Elementary School learned about trees and planted two trees in their school yard on October 12, 2021. See pictures in PHOTOS tab.

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Encouraging environmentalism in elementary school students

TREE LAFAYETTE ENCOURAGES ENVIRONMENTALISM IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS FOCUSING ON TREES LAFAYETTE, IN–Tree Lafayette continues to show elementary students how important trees are to the environment. Volunteers are conducting tree planting demonstrations and explaining the benefits they provide, like creating oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The aim is to encourage young students […]

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Part of the 3rd graders at Edgelea Elementary School learned about trees and planted a bur oak tree in their school yard in the afternoon on September 24, 2021. See pictures in PHOTOS tab.

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Part of the 3rd graders at Edgelea Elementary School learned about trees and planted a birch tree in their school yard in the morning on September 24, 2021. See pictures in PHOTOS tab.

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The 3rd graders at Murdock Elementary School learned about trees and planted a white oak tree in their school yard on September 22, 2021. See pictures in PHOTOS tab.

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The next monthly Thursday evening tree pruning event will be Thursday, October 21, 2021, beginning at 5:30pm. Contact Shirley at shirley@treelafayette.org if interested or with questions. Location in Lafayette to be determined.

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We are starting a pruning event during the week after work. The first event will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5:30pm. See the flyer for details. Send email to shirley@treelafayette.org if interested or have questions.

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The Tree Lafayette 2021 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 11:30am. More info to follow as it becomes available.

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The July monthly Saturday tree pruning event has been rescheduled from July 3rd to July 10th

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View video from the Arbor Day 2021 Celebration and Tree Planting Event

Filmed and edited by Brian Powell

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Arbor Day 2021 Celebration and Tree Planting Event pictures

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Arbor Day 2021 Proclamation made by Lafayette Mayor

See proclamation.

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Arbor Day 2021 Event news story on Star City News with Dave North

See video

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Arbor Day 2021 Tree Planting Event

Volunteers helped plant 66 trees for our community, for the environment, and to help reduce the effects of climate change on May 1st, 2021 in recognition of Arbor Day.

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Earth Day 2021 event pictures

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Earth Day 2021 Proclamation made by the Mayor

See the Earth Day proclamation

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Interview on Star City News

Dave North of Star City News did a great interview with Tree Lafayette volunteer Larry Rose.

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2020 Annual Meeting

The Tree Lafayette 2020 Annual Meeting was held on November 10, 2020. It was held online on Zoom.

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Arbor Day 2020

Duke Energy sponsored the planting of 63 trees along Shenandoah Drive between South Street and Union Street for Arbor Day.

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Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

The 2020 Earth Day Celebration event was finally held on October 1, 2020.

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2019 Annual Meeting

November 13, 2019 - Tree Lafayette held its 2019 Annual Meeting.

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Duke Energy Donation

Duke Energy donated $21,058 to Tree Lafayette to help plant trees this fall.

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Subaru of Indiana Automotive Sponsorship

Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) sponsored the planting of 15 trees at Lafayette Fire Station #9.

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Tree Identification Walk

The Tree Identification Walk was held on October 9, 2019.

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Tipmont REMC EnviroWatts Grant

Tipmont REMC EnviroWatts Foundation granted $10,000 to Tree Lafayette to plant the trees.

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Woodland Trail Run/Walk 2019

The Woodland Trail Run/Walk (formerly Timber Run 5k) was held on September 21, 2019, at Murdock Park.

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Maplewood Neighborhood Tree Planting

The residents of Maplewood Neighborhood planted 7 trees in the neighborhood on May 18, 2019.

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2019 Arbor Day Celebration

2019 Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting was held on April 27, 2019.

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2019 Earth Day Celebration

The 2019 Earth Day Celebration was held on April 22, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at 609 Wyandotte Avenue, Lafayette, IN.

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Learn How to Plant a Tree

Participants learned how to plant a tree, including choosing the right tree and caring for the tree.