Planting trees in Memphis can create more shade, enhance city’s beauty

Planting trees in Memphis can create more shade, enhance city’s beauty


Now more than ever, every Memphian can feel the heat from our bare streets and sidewalks. But did you know walking under trees can be at least 10 to 15 degrees cooler? Cities all over the world have realized that trees keep us cooler, our air cleaner, and our surroundings more beautiful. MidtownMemphis.org is working with stakeholders to improve Madison Avenue between Avalon and Angelus (in front of Cash Saver) to make this struggling neighborhood more livable.

Madison Avenue has seen its share of improvements in the Medical District and Overton Square but we think it’s time that this section of Madison deserves some attention as well. The long-term goal is to make this area safer, more attractive, and strengthen its sense of place. Our hope is that the community and commuters eventually see this area as a place Memphians care about.

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