The Ann Arbor-based company planted 22 trees in the Village of Dexter in conjunction with Arbor Day activities.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Daniel Lai
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Dexter residents were all smiles on Friday when construction crews from Lodi Farms in Ann Arbor rolled into town to deliver 22 brand new trees to the community. Crews planted the trees along Central and Huron and Second streets, which were some of the hardest hit areas devastated by an F3 tornado that blew through the community on March 15. "Dexter loves its trees," Daniel Riddle, co-owner of Lodi Farms said. "We've been raised with the belief that if you have a surplus of something, it's only right to share it with those who have less. This was a good fit for us because Dexter lost a lot of trees after the tornado hit." Riddle said crews installed six different varities of trees in the neighborhoods in conjunction with the Village of …
The trees will be planted on April 27 in conjunction with other Arbor Day events in the Village of Dexter.
Arbor Day celebrations in Dexter received a big boost of support this week with the announcement that Lodi Farms in Ann Arbor will donate 35 new trees to the village. The donation, according to Allison Bishop, community development director, will replace most of the trees that were destroyed on Second and Huron streets during the March 15 tornado. "This is a fantastic donation," Bishop said. "We were going to replace the trees ourself in the fall using money from our tree fund, so this donation will save us a lot of money." Daniel Riddle, co-owner of Lodi Farms, said he provides trees to each of Dexter's six schools every year on Arbor Day, so the donation to the village seemed like a natural extension. "Dexter loves its trees," he said. "…