Two trees for the price of one

Linden Hills residents have another chance this year to plant two trees for the price of one.

Last year, two Linden Hills trustees of a charitable foundation promised to match up to $12,000 in donations for new trees — the neighborhood raised $14,000.

This year, Linden Hills residents Amy and Rob Parish, trustees of the Hendry Family Foundation, will match up to $14,000 of the donations received by Dec. 31.

The donations are used to buy trees for the neighborhood, and some of the funding is also used to treat diseased Elm trees and tend community gardens.

The charity has continued for at least four years now, resulting in new trees on the neighborhood boulevards, near the high school and library, and at the retention pond on the south side of Lake Calhoun.

“Linden Hills has a magnificent urban forest,” said Kathy Urberg, chair of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council’s Environment Committee. “We’re doing this to help maintain [it].”

Contributions can be sent to LHiNC Hendry Match, P.O. Box 24049, Minneapolis, 55424. Checks are payable to LHiNC and “Hendry Match” should be written on the memo line.