100 Trees in April

2012 Tree Program

A quick glance at the calendar:  it’s April, it’s springtime – can you believe we made it through another Colorado winter? Time to dust off the shovel, gather some mulch and get busy planting trees in the Old North End. We are proud to announce that this year the ONEN Tree Program will provide 100 trees to plant throughout our neighborhood. Many of these will help to replace those lost during the severe winds that ripped through our area between December and February. This year’s arborial mix features 100 trees from Trees Across Colorado (TAC):

  • White Oak
  • Bur Oak
  • English Oak
  • Shumard Oak
  • Red Oak
  • White Swamp Oak
  • Canada Red Cherry
  • Red Bud


Following ONEN tree program tradition, spring planting will launch during Colorado Arbor Day weekend, April 20th – 22nd ,2012. If you are aware of parkways or area yards that have lost trees and could benefit from a replacement, please contact Linda Buffetti at trees@oldnorthend.org or 719-630-0836.  If you are interested in assisting with the tree planting April 20th – 22nd  please contact Vic Apugliese (719) 630-3951 or president@oldnorthend.org.  We also need volunteers to help unload tress when they are delivered by TAC to  Forestry Operations Center, 1601 Recreation Way, Colorado Springs, CO, 80905 on the morning of Wednesday, April 18th.

Along with a new tree, you’ll receive free mulch with planting and watering instructions. If you cannot physically plant the tree, let Vic know and he’ll be sure your ONEN tree gets properly planted.  Please be sure to take special care to generously water any new trees. For pruning, you can call City Forestry at 385-5942, for trees in medians and parkways.

It’s a simple process, with tremendous benefits for our neighborhood and community.  You’ll assist with a fantastic legacy of planting trees in our neighborhood that goes back to General Palmer.

P.S. North Middle School Needs Gardening Help Apr 21st

P.P.S. Palmer Tree Coalition Tree Sale is going on now

2012 PTC Tree Planting Application



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