TreesLouisville planted trees around the St. Vincent de Paul Louisville campus in March this year. TreesLouisville works to protect and expand Louisville’s urban forest through tree planting, public awareness, education, and collaboration. By planting on our campus, TreesLouisville will provide shade for our residents and connect them with nature. The trees will also work to reduce the overall temperatures of the Shelby Park neighborhood.
“We wanted to plant those trees for St. Vincent De Paul because not only does the Shelby Park neighborhood have a low tree canopy percentage – around 30% – but studies have shown that trees help create a healthier community from the environmental, social, and economic benefits they provide,” explains TreesLouisville Executive Director Cindi Sullivan. “As these trees mature, they will provide shade to the community, reduce urban heat, relieve stress, and create a beautiful aesthetic for the folks living or working at St. Vincent de Paul.”
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville Executive Director Dave Calzi was grateful for the gift of trees provided by TreesLouisville.
“We’re thankful for Cindi Sullivan and the team at TreesLouisville and for their generosity in providing the trees,” says Dave. “We love being part of expanding the urban tree canopy and look forward to watching the trees grow and transform our campus.”