The Salida Tree Board will take orders from local residents until Oct. 31 for trees from the “Trees Across Colorado” program.
According to a press release, the program is a division of the Colorado Tree Coalition that provides low-cost shade trees to communities across Colorado.
Tree species offered are oak, Kentucky coffee and hackberry. All are moderately low water-use varieties and will be shipped in April.
They will be 6-12 feet tall and 1 inch in diameter and may be either balled and burlapped or grown in a container with holes that air prune the tree roots.
The cost will be $85 per tree.
The Tree Board will provide instructions for planting, or residents can have the tree professionally planted and staked for an extra $100.
The trees are to be planted in the front yard of Salida homes, and homeowners will be responsible for or caring for and watering them regularly, the release stated. Instructions on appropriate care will be included with the trees.
The price charged for the trees is the wholesale cost plus shipping, plus a few dollars per tree to cover the volunteer time donated to the Colorado Tree Coalition, according to the release.
“This is a great opportunity to beautify Salida, increase your home’s value, provide valuable shade and be part of the effort to replace the aging tree population here in town,” said Jill Flodstrom of the Salida Tree Board.
To order a tree, contact the Salida Tree Board at [email protected] or check the Salida Tree Board page on Facebook.
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