A combined effort last week of individuals and community organizations accomplished the planting of four flowering crab trees in the nature arcade just east of the Cedaredge Public Library.
The work, accomplished a day before 63 local students observed Arbor Day at the same location, was made possible by the Cedaredge tree Board, Cedaredge Public Library Foundation, and the Cedaredge Cemetery District.
Taking on the task of digging the holes, removing the boulders, and man-handling the trees on their heavy root balls into position were Jim Leser, Bill Welch, Mike Meskel and Brett Junus.
The crab trees were carefully selected and placed in a position that, when fully grown, will not obscure the library from highway view.
Leser, president of the tree board, said that Valley Grown Nursery in Grand Junction offered an at-cost price deal on the trees. With a slowdown in the nursery business, Valley Grown was eager to have the trees removed so they could vacate leased ground being used to grow them.
Junus and the cemetery board helped with trailering and backhoe service without which the project would have been impossible, Leser said.blog comments powered by Disqus