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Brew a Better Community, Dec 15th

Come down and join Growing Friends for Yoga or a Pint on December 15th, 2019 at Ten Mile Creek Brewery. For every pint you purchase between 5-8 pm, $1 will go to Growing Friends to support tree plantings in our community. Growing Friends members will be in attendance to answer questions about our organization and […]

Emerald Ash Borer meeting – September 26, 5 – 7

You are invited to attend an Emerald Ash Borer meeting and on September 26 from 5 – 7 PM in room 326 of the City/County Building. This is a public meeting and anyone may attend. Laurie Kerzicnik will present information on this destructive pest. It is our hope that this meeting will result in the […]

Boulevard Trees and Other Street Safety Measures

Our Suggestions for Sight Distance Triangle and More Boulevard trees are in trouble, and not just from old age and bugs.  City staff and consultants have suggested changes in city ordinances and the way those are enforced that would seriously limit planting or replacing boulevard trees.  They say the issue is safety.  However, the accident […]

April 2019 Newsletter

 The next meeting of Growing Friends will be: 7:00 PM, Thursday, April 4, 2019 Room 309, City-County Building, 326 N. Park Avenue Want more excitement in your life?  The chance to influence important decisions?  Then save the date, because the annual Growing Friends’ Members Meeting is coming up. It will be held on Thursday, May 2, […]

Street Trees, Safety, and Helena’s Sight Distance Triangle Ordinance

A study proposal, Fall 2017 Nearly a quarter of the trees in Helena’s old boulevard districts could disappear because of the City’s new interpretation of existing city ordinance. The sight distance triangle ordinance governs, among other things, how trees are planted near intersections. As the old trees die, many will not be replaced because of […]