TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Local organizations gathered at the Islamic Center of Terre Haute Saturday morning to add some greenery to the community.

TREES Inc. a local not-for-profit organization partnered with Farrington’s Grove Historic District to beautify the surrounding area.

Organizations were joined by 60 volunteers from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as well as many community volunteers.

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett was in attendance to issue a proclamation to the community before this intiative.

The trees planted today aim to provide shade, remove air pollutants, reduce stormwater runoff, and provide recreational and aesthetic benefits over time.

The planting efforts celebrated Earth day and Harbor day.

Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing for TREES Inc. Elizabeth Scamihorn said it was the first time the organization was able to host a planting effort since the pandemic.

“It was nice to be able to come back and see our community come together for beautification efforts in our area,” Scamihorn said.

This was 1 of 2 tree planting efforts TREES Inc. hosts each year.