St. Peters’ Parks recently received a gift of 1,000 new trees.
Provided by a program called Project CommuniTree available through Forest ReLeaf of Missouri, the new trees are being planted around the city for three different projects. The trees, which range from three- to six-feet tall have already found new homes. The tree are being used for three different projects:
- 800 trees were planted in a mitigation area of 370 Lakeside Park.
- 100 trees will be planted in a mitigation area on the new West Sunny Hill Boulevard extension.
- 72 trees will be planted on the hillside of new City Centre Park Drive.
According to the city staff, the donation of the trees saved St. Peters nearly $10,000.
Forest ReLeaf of Missouri was established in 1993 to help reverse the decline of urban and community forests. The organization provides trees for public and nonprofit plantings and present educational programs to increase stewardship of the trees and forests in Missouri and surrounding regions.