Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 was a busy day for the Lincoln Fifth Graders!  They celebrated Arbor Week by helping the Lamar Tree Board and City Crew plant 110 trees at the Ball Fields and the Paulin Grove Nursery area, close to their school.  All 110 students were bused to the Ball Fields.  Preparations had been made ahead by the Lamar Tree Board and the city crew on Saturday, April 9, 2011.    Drip line was laid down,  along with black weed barrier in horrific wind gusts.    The Lamar Parks and Recreation crew had previously installed two hydrants for watering the trees.  The 48 Rocky Mountain Junipers were planted on Wednesday and will help provide a wind break in future years for baseball fields, along the northeast section of the ball fields.  The Lincoln students planted the trees and mulched the entire area and then proceeded to the Paulin Grove nursery, close to their school.  The fifth graders enthusiasm and energy made quick work of planting the rest of the 62 trees at the nursery.  They also mulched the area around the trees and walked back to their school  just in time to depart.  Earlier in the month of March the students participated in the Colorado Tree Coalition 5th grade poster contest.  Shania Jo Running Rabbit and Felicia Salgado were selected as the local winners.  Their posters have been sent  to the state contest.

The Lamar Tree Board is offering a $25 Tree Rebate to the local citizens of Lamar.  The time frame is set for April 1st thru June 1st, 2011 .  All rebates must be turned into the City of Lamar Complex no later than June 15th, 2011.    The certificates are available at both Guihens Lumber and Landscape and Wal-Mart.  Trees must be purchased in the city of Lamar and planted within the city limits.  The monies available are $500.00.  The first 20 people to participate will get a rebate.

The Lamar Tree Board is also very proud of the fact that this is the 20th year that Lamar has been named Tree City U.S.A.    The beautiful acrylic 20th year recognition that was awarded will be on display at the Lamar Community Building.


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