Greenscape Takes Root in Springfield


Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc and Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) have partnered to make the Springfield historic district just a little bit greener. SPAR is the inaugural participant in Greenscape's new neighborhood program designed to provide trees to communities who value the character, shade, and protection that only full and healthy trees can give. By participating, $2000 worth of Live Oak, Crape Myrtle, and East Palatka Holly trees will be planted in Springfield as part of a volunteer community enhancement project.

In 1975, joined by their desire to improve the Jacksonville landscape, a small group of citizens began the not-for-profit organization Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc. The first project focused on tree plantings the downtown area, and through the years these efforts expanded to reach to all corners of the city. In 1974, just one year prior, SPAR was created by residents who also had a passion for improving quality-of-life in Springfield. With a shared vision of improving the community, this new partnership is a natural fit, and helps ensure a lush, mature tree canopy in Springfield for a generation to come.

The SPAR Board of Directors

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