|Grant Tree Board celebrates Arbor Day|
By Shari Friedel
The Grant Tree Board sponsored two projects in celebration of Arbor Day this year.
A “Hot Wings” Tatarian maple was planted at the Perkins County Museum, to replace an ailing tree that had been removed last year.
The Tatarian maple has been found to contain properties that make it more suited to western Nebraska than other maples, and able to tolerate the more alkaline soil of this region. Its spring blooms are followed by striking bright red “helicopters.” The small to medium sized tree should reach approximately 18 feet in height.
Also in conjunction with Arbor Day was a downtown cleanup which included tree board members, Kris Long and several Friends of the Library members who weeded and trimmed the downtown trees and the “Reading Garden” at Hastings Memorial Library Sunday afternoon, April 25.