East 9th Avenue just got a bit greener – thanks to the City of Spokane’s Greening Grant and hardworking volunteers! On Saturday, April 30th East Central residents came together to spread mulch around newly planted trees along the planting strip. Property owners were offered the opportunity of a free tree, if there was enough space in front of their house and if they agreed to care for the new tree. Multiple people said “yes!”. Staff from the Urban Forestry Department picked out the best tree for each home. The variety of trees planted is astounding- Filbert, Cork and others will provide a much more diverse tree canopy. Not only will the trees look beautiful and help our environment as they grow, they will also have a traffic calming effect on East 9th Avenue.