Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A major milestone...

Donations to date now total $3640!   Such exciting progress and generosity from our community!  This total, in combination with a pending donation from Whole Trees to the City of Madison for use in treating Tenney Park Ash, should be enough to cover the first round of treatment for all 21 healthy trees identified as “adoptable” in Tenney Park!   Hooray!

BUT, our work is not complete yet.  Currently, a single treatment for prevention of EAB is only certified to protect the trees for 3 years, and thus a substantial number of donations are still needed if we are to truly “save” and protect these trees for coming generations. 

We’re hoping the treatments may last a couple years longer than certified, and/or that better treatment options will be available in a few years, but in the meantime, it’ll be important that we do all we can to ensure at least a second round of treatment is available a few years from now.  

Stay tuned--More updates will be coming soon as we hear back from contractors regarding treatment timing and total cost, and update our new map to highlight all the tree locations that have been adopted to date!

Thanks for your continued support!!  Keep sharing this info with friends and neighbors, and know that the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood and all who visit and enjoy Tenney Park are grateful for everything you are doing to help protect and preserve our beloved green space!

-Tyler Lark
TLNA Parks committee chair

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