Tribune-Star contributed to this report)
TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- More than 50 Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology football players and staff helped the Terre Haute Maple
Avenue Nature Park receive a makeover on March 24.
The football team was part of a 300-volunteer group from
Rose-Hulman, Indiana State University, Walmart South a team of
Terre Haute Parks Department employees that worked on the
The park has has been transformed into a home for 64 large shade
trees, 25 dogwood trees and 21 small trees. The trees sit along the
trail to provide shade in the summer.
For more than 20 years TREES Inc. has been conducting an annual
tree planting day. Every year the city loses around 300 street
trees due to various accidents and weather. TREES Inc. in
conjunction with the city of Terre Haute replants about 100 trees a
If TREES Inc. did not facilitate an annual tree
planting the amount of trees lining city streets would be
For more information about TREES Inc., visit www.treesinc.org.