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PAO To Assist TreeCorps in Planting Trees Throughout Youngstown

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC), Mahoning County Land Bank , City of Youngstown, Trumbull County Land Bank, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, Youngstown CityScape, Healthy Community Partnership, and Lola Lewis of Plant Ahead Ohio, and other partners announced the award of a $5,000,000 USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Inflation Reduction Act Grant to YNDC on Thursday, October 12 at 10am.

The announcement was made at a vacant lot and tree planting site on 1303 Glenwood Avenue. YNDC and project partners were in attendance to announce the grant award and project details. A tree was planted as part of the ceremony.

Beginning on April 17, 2024 YNDC's TreeCorps program will  plant trees throughout Youngstown. Over the next 5 years, YNDC Executive Director Ian Beniston says YNDC hopes to plant 1,000 trees per year in Youngstown with the grant funds. Monday, April 24, 2023 - YNDC's TreeCorps program began planting trees throughout Youngstown.

To date, 138 two-inch caliper trees have been planted.

TreeCorps is a collaboration with the Healthy Community Partnership and multiple groups including: Common Wealth Inc., Youngstown CityScape, Youngstown Parks Department, Mahoning County Land Bank, Handel's Neighborhood Association, 7th Ward Citizens' Coalition, Idora Neighborhood Association, Lincoln Knolls Community Watch, Northeast Homeowners and Concerned Citizens Association, Know Your Neighbor Block Watch, Upper North Heights Neighborhood Association, Crandall Park South, Boulevard Park Block Watch, Treez Please, and Plant Ahead Ohio.

This work is funded by the Western Reserve Health Foundation. More plantings will be completed this fall! via ~

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