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City of Delta observes Arbor Day with belated tree planting

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Photo submitted Due to several construction projects in the spring, the City of Delta Parks and Recreation Department wasn't able to have its annual Arbor Day tree planting until Nov. 19. Above, DHS students shovel dirt around a Greenspire Linden tree in

Special needs transition students from Delta High School have been gaining community work experience by helping city parks staff at Confluence Park.

"They came down and cleaned up the edge of Confluence Lake three separate days and we planted the tree on their fourth visit ... they have been a great help to us and were a lot of fun!" explained parks manager Tony Bohling.

Christina Curtis is the students' supervisor/teacher.

Bohling explains the Arbor Day tree planting was delayed until Nov. 19 this year, due to several construction projects in the spring. A Greenspire Linden was planted at Confluence Park.

Photo submitted Ben Abbott, Kristine Giron, Morgan Giron, David Burns and Shea Chosvig display the city’s Tree City USA banner.
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