City Trying To ReGreen Tulsa

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 5:04 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Last year's ice storm destroyed tens of thousands of Tulsa's trees. But in a rebound effort, the city along with Up With Trees created an ambitious program called ReGreen Tulsa.

On Saturday, the Home Depot stepped up to help make that plan a success with a donation of $100,000.

Mayor Kathy Taylor was on hand to accept the generous gift. She says with it the city will be able to plant hundreds of new trees, and this time they'll be ready for any extreme weather.

"The beauty of our city depends upon trees, so we're planting appropriate trees, those that aren't going to interfere with the power lines, and they will withstand storms and wind," said Mayor Taylor.

Volunteers fought the wind to plant 53 trees; their goal is 20,000 trees by 2010.