ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with a local Sikh community to help plant hundreds of trees.
To celebrate the organization’s 550th anniversary of its founder, officials are planting 550 trees over the next several years. To kick off the project, officials were out planting the first five trees at Alvarado Park on Tuesday morning.
The trees will be planted at other sites in participation with the city, nonprofits, and Albuquerque Public Schools to reach their goal.
“As this small planting kind of begins to bring together various parts of the community, the whole planting goal will bring together the whole community as we all work together to reach that number,” said city forester Joran Viers.
The effort will also contribute to the department’s goal to plant 100,000 trees over the next ten years.