To the editor:
We recently celebrated both Earth Day and Arbor Day, and the Franklin United Methodist Community helped to commemorate those days by planting 5,200 new trees. The area of planting is the open area north of Canary Creek and south of Westview Drive, which is designated as a floodplain.
The variety of trees planted, 23 in all, included all native Indiana hardwood trees. There were over 1,000 flowering trees such as redbud, dogwood, flowering crabapple, persimmon and tulip poplar. In addition, there were several varieties of nut trees, including oak, hickory, butternut and black walnut. This planting was made possible by generous donations of funds by a resident of the community.