The City of Fort Worth "ECO News Special Edition" newsletter featured East Fort Worth, Inc.'s EASTSIDE BLOSSOMS project. The story is below.

Eastside Blossoms project continues to bloom

Posted Oct. 17, 2016

A long-planned effort to beautify east Fort Worth by planting flowering trees along roadways, parkways and in parks continues to flourish.

The project includes planting significant portions of frontage along Randol Mill Road, Beach Street, Oakland Boulevard and areas around Gateway Park, said Jerry Barton, chairman of the Eastside Blossoms organizing committee, which dreams of carrying the theme throughout Fort Worth.

In September, the group authorized the purchase of 423 trees to be planted between East Loop 820 and Oakland Boulevard. The trees will be planted between November and February.

Additionally, the group is working on a grant for funds to plant 152 Mexican plum trees along Randol Mill Road, the south boundary of Quanah Parker Park. Eastside Blossoms is seeking $37,500 to buy and plant the trees and provide three years of irrigation.

EASTSIDE BLOSSOMS plans to landscape this new entry into Gateway Park

Eastside Blossoms’ latest project: Mexican plum trees will provide a beautiful row of blooming trees that will enhance the drive along Randol Mill Road.

Eastside Blossoms is a project of East Fort Worth Inc., a nonprofit economic development corporation committed to improving and marketing the quality of life in east Fort Worth.

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