HARRISBURG – Community volunteers and property owners will be planting 30 new street trees in the Camp Curtin neighborhood. In September, residents were offered the opportunity to receive a new street tree at no charge, with funding provided to the City through a grant from Covenant Community Corporation.  

WHAT: Tree Planting in Camp Curtin Neighborhood 

WHO: Parks & Facilities staff, Community Volunteers 

WHERE: Camp Curtin Neighborhood Area 

WHEN: November 13 – 16 

Department staff carefully assessed each planting location to determine site limitations and selected the most suitable tree species for each address. Smaller flowering trees were chosen where there are overhead wires, and larger maturing shade trees will be planted where space permits. A contractor will be cutting openings in the concrete at nine locations where no space for planting a tree was previously available. The remaining trees will be planted in an existing tree pit or grassy strip between the sidewalk and the curb. 

City officials anticipate a successful event and look forward to organizing similar plantings in neighborhoods throughout the city. Property owners and residents can contact the City Forester, Ellen Roane, at [email protected] for more information. 

For media inquiries, please contact Momin Bhatti, Communications Manager, at [email protected]