ROANOKE, Va. – Several Roanoke organizations came together to plant eight trees on Dale Avenue Southeast.
Belmont-Fallon is the new Roanoke City target area and organizers want to spruce it up. The organizations involved included: Trees Roanoke, Roanoke Tree Stewards, Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley, I Heart SE and several others.
Volunteers said planting these trees helped them feel connected to the community.
”I think it’s really important to love where you live and to feel like you’re a part of the community, and I’m someone who really believes in feeling rooted―ya know, no pun intended―where I am. So planting trees not only gives back to the appearance of the community but the fresh air and all of that,” volunteer Stephanie Force said.
The organization will plant 17 more trees next Saturday on Murray Avenue Southeast.
If you’re interested in volunteering, leave a message on the organization’s Facebook page.