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At Garfield Park, volunteers are planting 200 trees

The projects wraps up this weekend
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Posted at 10:07 PM, Oct 22, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS — It's an oasis in the middle of the Indianapolis south side. And now, Garfield Park is getting 200 new trees.

As part of the city's bicentennial celebration, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is planting 200 Indiana native trees in the park.

The first 180 were planted at the end of September during a day of service by volunteers from Brightside Landscaping. On Saturday, the remaining 20 trees will be put into the ground by KIB staff, City of Indianapolis representatives, neighbors, and community leaders.

"The 200 Trees for Indy's Next 200 Years: Bicentennial Tree Planting is an opportunity to leave a living legacy for future Indy residents to enjoy," said Mayor Joe Hogsett. "By getting out hands dirty this year, generations to come will benefit from cleaner air and ecological diversity for centuries."