Monday, August 31, 2009

Grant, stimulus funds help tree commission pay for UTC enhancements; Clarks Summit, PA

Clarks Summit Receiving More Than 150 New Trees
(Source: The Times-Tribune) By Erin L. Nissley, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.
Aug. 28--More than 150 new trees will be planted in Clarks Summit starting this fall, but officials say they will need help getting them in the ground.
The Clarks Summit Shade Tree Commission will use a $14,000 grant to buy 69 trees to plant along Routes 6 and 11 from Abington Plaza to Grove Street, according to commission president Donna Zagrapan.
'That's the gateway to the community, people's first impression,' she said. 'That area is looking a little tired.'
In addition, the commission plans to plant 90 trees -- some weighing more than 300 pounds -- for the area around Hemlock Park, using federal stimulus money. Ms. Zagrapan also hopes the commission will obtain a third grant through the state forestry commission to buy another 20 trees.

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