Tag Archives: tree planting

New Life Planted at Makeshift Memorials

A new community project spearheaded by Rashawn Sullivan replaced the South Side’s makeshift shrines for individuals who have lost their lives to gun violence with new life.     Sullivan, who is the founder of the I Apologize Foundation, partnered with Onondaga Earth Corps (OEC) Saturday, June 9, to plant memorial trees at sites where such makeshift shrines have sprung up. ... Read More »

Benefits of Trees

County officials stress the financial, ecological and social importance of planting trees In a new report, “State of the Urban Forest,” Syracuse officials estimate the city saves nearly $1 million a year through trees absorbing rainwater runoff that would otherwise overflow the sewer system. The report lays out several benefits that trees provide to the city, including improving the air ... Read More »