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DeSoto Park Tree Planting

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The highly programmed DeSoto Park is along the proposed Brickline Greenway and actively used by residents, students, and visitors. The park is home to a long-running, adult, semi-pro soccer league, the IronMom Foundation fitness trail, and benches for spectating and resting. However, there is minimal mature tree canopy (less than 5%) to provide shade to park patrons. 

On December 10th, residents are welcome to come out between 1-3pm to help with the tree planting. Forty (40) new trees will be added to the park and neighboring school campus thanks to the generous support of SSM Health. The tree planting will continue a row of shade trees and add in some flowering trees as well. A tree planting here will connect people to the proposed greenway and build on the positive community momentum that is transforming this area into a destination for recreation and healthy lifestyles. 

We invite you to learn more about the tree species selected by clicking on their names below. If you visit the park during the month of November, you will see signs placed for each of the proposed tree locations. We encourage you to leave any comment that you may have about their placement in the park by emailing hello@moreleaf.org.

Species Qty
Bur oak 3
Nuttall oak 10
Shumard oak 8
Swamp white oak 8
Baldcypress 10
Eastern redbud 6
Hackberry 5
Tuliptree 10

Details

Date:
December 10
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue

DeSoto Park
2001 Carr Street
St. Louis, MO 63106 United States
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