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Re-Tree WNY plans to plant 437 trees in Buffalo this weekend

Volunteers will plant more than 400 trees this weekend in Buffalo as a part of Re-Tree Western New York’s 10th year of activities.

Representatives of 16 block clubs and other organizations will pick up trees and supplies Friday. There will be 170 trees planted in the University Heights neighborhood by a group called Re-Tree the District, whose goal is to plant 1,000 trees on the streets surrounding the University at Buffalo’s South Campus.

Anyone interested in volunteering around South Campus should report to 147 Diefendorf Hall at 9 a.m. Saturday. More information is available at ourheights.org/retree.

“Re-Tree WNY is back supplying trees this year thanks to the generosity of many dozens of donors who stepped up to help us,” said Re-Tree founder and Chairman Paul D. Maurer. “This planting will bring our total to 28,112 trees planted by our volunteers. We’re ever so close to the 30,000 goal we set in 2006.”

A variety of species will be planted, including Serviceberry, Kentucky Coffee, London Planetree, Honey Locust, Spring Snow Crabapple, Pink Flair Cherry, Bur Oak, Triumph Elm and Ivory Silk Lilac.