project leader
Sandy T
427 Boston St
(Belt Line Community)
latest update rss
No updates yet.

the project

During the annual Belt Line Community Spring Festival on April 18, in addition to the usual clean-up, fix-up, and fun acitivities, volunteers from the neighborhood and the city of Memphis will plant 25 trees. Jacob Ladder and its many volunteers have worked very hard to clean up numerous vacant and overgrown lots. The final step in this effort is to plant trees that will enhance the appearance of the neighborhood while providing much needed shade.

the steps

A Master Gardener friend of Jacobs Ladder has selected the trees and plantings, worked out planting locations and made arrangements with a local plant nursery for purchase and delivery prior to planting day. Prior to the Festival, volunteers will till the ground and prep it for planting on April 18

why we're doing it

The Belt Line Community has long been an area of blight and neglect. While there are many home owners who take excellent care of their homes and property, there are many boarded up houses and vacant lots used for dumping. Jacobs Ladder has worked dilligently to renovate existing homes and clean up vacant lots. The ultimate goal is to provide a neighborhood that is safe for children to walk to school and play and also to provide a sense of pride for the home owners and tenants.


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 4/15/15):

RAISED = 2610.00
ioby Platform Fee  35.00
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) 75.00


Cost of 23 ornamental trees (1.5-2.5 caliper) $1900.00
7 dogwoods
9 crape myrtles
7 eastern dogwoods

Track loader with front bucket and 36" augur $600.00
Augur was used to dig all holes and track loader
to move trees (200 - 250 lbs ea) to their destinations

Approximately 30 volunteers planted every tree

SUBTOTAL = $2,500
ioby Platform Fee  $35
3rd Party Payment Processing Fee (3%) $75



Sorry, but this project doesn't have any updates yet.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Trees Bring Shade
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Carlton Ray