[Source: Arizona Republic] — More than 100 volunteers will get their hands dirty during a community tree planting Saturday in connection with Hands On Greater Phoenix Day for Downtown. The tree planting, sponsored by Mayor Phil Gordon, is an opportunity for residents, families, businesses, students, and visitors to connect with and take part in growth and development downtown.
Approximately 60 trees will be planted, including Arizona ash, evergreen elm, and sissoo. The trees will provide shade and enhance the urban feel along Roosevelt Street, including the First Friday Art Walk area, and along Portland Street Park. The planting locations are:
- Portland Parkway at Portland Street Park, west of First Avenue
- Roosevelt Street and First Avenue, in front of Trinity Cathedral
- Latham Street and Third Avenue, in front of the Puppet Theater
- Garfield Street at Fifth and Sixth streets, part of the First Friday Art Walk area
A block party hosted by Hands On Greater Phoenix will follow the planting, which is open to the public. To volunteer, send an e-mail. Planting will be done from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers are to meet at 8 in the courtyard of Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt, which is serving as planting headquarters. Parking is in the parking garage north of the church.