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Monroe beautification project plants trees

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(Monroe, LA) Mayor Friday Ellis and the City of Monroe are excited to announce a beautification effort thanks to a grant from Entergy Corp. The City purchased Teddy Bear Magnolias, Nutall Oaks, and Summer Red Maple trees to be planted throughout the city.

The city will be holding a ribbon cutting at the Plum Street Underpass at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

Trees are being planted along Forsythe Avenue from North 6th to North 18th Street. Additional locations include the Plum Street Underpass, the South 2nd Underpass, and along Texas Avenue between Grammont and DeSiard Streets.

Mayor Ellis says, “the beautification efforts across the city are an integral part of Monroe’s success. Every day, we are working on projects you can’t see, like sewer infrastructure or increasing access to broadband. To see new sidewalks and newly planted trees adds to the quality of life in Monroe and it’s just one more way we’re helping residents enjoy the city.”

The city worked with several organizations to make this undertaking successful. Mayor Ellis would like to thank the LSU AG Center, as well as the local nurseries and landscape architects who made this endeavor possible. Planting is being handled by the Monroe Parks and Beautification Division of Community Affairs