With Tree Board Funding, Town Staff Plants Trees At The CVB
Town of Estes Park Parks staff is planting 30 trees of various species along the south side of the river picnic shelter at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The project was spearheaded by the Tree Board and with Tree City funds. The project should be complete by the end of 2009, weather permitting. A drip irrigation system will be installed in the spring of 2010.
Species to be planted include concolor fir, purple robe locust, winter king hawthorn, mayday tree, bakers spruce and quaking aspen. The new trees will provide a buffer around the picnic area.
Estes Park became a Tree City in 1997 with the creation of the Tree Board and the passage of a tree ordinance. Tree City is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, which provides funds to community forestry programs throughout the United State. The Estes Park Tree Board protects and promotes trees for the present and the future. The Tree Board also sponsors the annual educational Tree Symposium, which will be held May of 2010. For more information on the Tree Board, please visit www.estes.org.
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