About 250 trees will be planted in New Albany by the end of the year with the first phase of the effort likely to begin in early November.
The New Albany Tree Board’s plan calls for about 130 trees to be planted along Main Street, Spring Street and State Street during the initial phase of the project. The second phase will see trees added along Market Street and Elm Street.
“I want people to know that this is just the first phase. The plan is we’ll be adding trees all over the city,” Mayor Jeff Gahan said.
He mentioned the city has partnered with the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute to prepare a resiliency plan, and that improving New Albany’s tree canopy is a step in support of that objective.