Here is a good way to turn a $2,000 investment into $11,400 in a short time: give $2,000 each year to the Cedaredge Tree Board and they will turn it into products and services worth $11,400 that help beautify the community and make it a better place to live.
That bit of financial wizardry was explained to the Cedaredge town trustees by tree board head Jim Leser on Jan. 16.
The town trustees have given the tree board $2,000 per year to spend in fulfilling its arbor enhancing mission for the community.
Leser and his tree board members look for bargains, negotiate deals with nurserymen, and enlist volunteer efforts all year long in their efforts to renew, maintain, improve and expand the town heritage of beautiful trees.
Serving with Leser as members of the tree board are Michael Meskel, Bob Eckles, Beth Atkinson, Steve Grewe, Ray-Ann Simmons and Dayton Myers.
During his presentation to the town board, Leser listed some of the activities and accomplishments of the tree board last year:
• Leser has written 17 articles for the DCI on various issues;
• Pinon twig beetle traps were set out;
•Advised on tree plantings for the town's Main Street improvement project;
• Evaluated the trees in Town Park for remedial work or removal;
•Replaced trees in the cemetery, at the fire house and in the Pioneer Town Arboretum;
• Cedaredge has attained a Tree City USA designation from the National Arbor Day foundation for 20 consecutive years;
• Ornamental pear tree replaced at the fire house. It had been planted during a previous Arbor Day observance;
• The Cedaredge Elementary School fifth-grade class will assist this year with Arbor Day observance at the Pioneer Town Chapel of the Cross;
• The tree board hosts the annual sick tree day and an AppleFest information booth.blog comments powered by Disqus