Posted on October 27, 2022 by ERA Landmark
Livingston Loves Trees
is an organization made up of volunteers who are concerned about replenishing the trees in Livingston that were unfortunately lost to Dutch Elm Disease
and those who want to be proactive against the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle
that is headed our way. The agents at our ERA Landmark Livingston office are donating $1000 this year to Livingston Loves Trees, and pledge to continue their support through 2023 and 2024 by donating a portion of every transaction to the program.
The initial phase of the project will last 10 years, and the goal is to plant 100 trees per year adding diversity to the Elm and Ash trees population for resilience. The budget is $32,000 per year and the trees are purchased from the Shields Valley Farm and Nursery for around $150- $300 per tree. Volunteers identify where trees are needed and coordinate everything with the city, utility companies, and landscapers before planting. After preparations are made, paid landscapers come in and go to work planting all the trees in one or two days. Finally, the homeowners who get the trees make a promise to water and care for them as they get established.
In the first year of Livingston Loves Trees over 63 trees were planted! Residents in the city of Livingston are encouraged to "adopt" a tree if they have the space. Follow our link below to donate to the program, or you can send a check to Park County Environmental Council, 215 E Lewis St, Livingston, MT 59047 by designating your donation to "Livingston Loves Trees".