[from Carol Herwig]
It's official. Petworth has been awarded a grant of three cherry trees. The planting date is 9am April 2, with a potluck luncheon to follow at Carol Herwig and George Morgan's home.
The details: Three cherry trees are to be planted at the triangle park off the south side of Grant Circle (at Upshur and Illinois). It's being done in conjunction with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, working with DC Greenworks, which will give us a tree-planting demonstration before we start digging. Planting, speeches, ceremonies, etc. should take about 3 hours.
We'll be passing out flyers to invite everybody in the area -- volunteers to help out are appreciated. We'll be sending invitations to people like Merrit Drucker, Councilmen Fenty and Mendelson, our friends at the ROC and our ANCs and all the media. We want this to be a community event, so turn out even if you have never held a shovel. Experienced tree-planters will be on hand.