SPNRD Community Forestry Program encourages replacing sick and dead trees

 

Tonia Copeland

One of many windrows at the Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area 10 miles west of Kimball. The South Platte Natural Resources District currently oversees maintenance at the Reservoir while a committee is used for decision-making. The SPNRD encourages citizens and organizations to replace sick and dead trees through the Community Forestry Program. For more information about this program, contact Galen Wittrock, SPNRD assistant manager, at 308-254-2377.

As the City of Kimball begins to send out letters regarding dead and overgrown trees, the South Platte Natural Resources District offers some assistance through the Community Forestry Program. Kimball residents are encouraged to apply for cost-sharing funds through the City of Kimball.

Because Kimball has an established Tree Board, according to Galen Wittrock, assistant manager at SPNRD, the Community Forestry Program benefits the community in two ways.

The first is financial assistance by providing cost-sharing for the purchase of new trees for public lands, such as parks, schools and ceme...



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