Tree Canopy Committee
Dilworth's tree canopy is aging and we are losing a great number of mature shade trees. Join us in our mission to preserve, protect, and plant trees in Dilworth. If you would like to get involved with this group, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Each year, for the past 3 years, we have organized a fundraiser to Share the Shade with the objective of planting more trees in Dilworth and giving a portion of the money raised in the campaigns to a nearby neighborhood with fewer funding resources to help with their tree canopy. To date we have added almost 100 trees to the Dilworth streets and have given money to the Revolution Park neighborhood to help with their top priority of tree maintenance.
Our vision is to educate neighbors about how to keep trees healthy and safe, and to see the old and sickly trees replaced and encourage the planting of appropriate new trees so that future Dilworth generations will enjoy the benefits and beauty of a healthy and vibrant tree canopy.
The Tree Canopy Committee has several initiatives that are designed to improve Dilworth's tree canopy and to share the shade with other neighbors.
These programs are:
The Tree Tribute gifting program - "give the gift of trees". For more information, click here.
Priorities & Objectives
Educate and Communicate on Tree-related issues
Plant More Trees
Advocate for Tree Preservation
Update the Dilworth Street Trees Master Plan
Additional Objectives & Concerns:
working together with nearby neighborhood associations to achieve greater tree preservation and protection.
advocacy for existing tree preservation and health
tree trimming by the utilities and their contractors
Response to Recent Media Coverage
Dilworth is a historic district and the neighborhood has been concerned about saving the Leeper & Wyatt building since the property owner filed for demolition on December 8, 2021. Subsequently the DCA has collaborated with 3 different developers in an effort to save the historic building. Since we began working with the petitioner the DCA has consistently maintained that we want to save the building and abide by the ordinance. The DCA and the Dilworth neighbors support saving the Leeper & Wyatt building.
The petition presented at the Council Hearing on Monday, September 18 did not include the technical revisions required by Planning Staff per the UDO. The language regarding the 10 leased off-site parking places was unenforceable. The DCA's request on Monday night was simply to include lease language that is enforceable. The DCA has not opposed any other exception requested by the petitioner and is asking the petitioner to continue to cooperate with us and the Planning Staff in order to save the Leeper & Wyatt building.