Trees planted during Arbor Week

ALAMOSA — Volunteers, with lots of help from the Alamosa Department of Parks and Recreation (ADPR) crew, planted 13 trees during Alamosa’s Arbor Week.

In the Alamosa Cemetery, volunteers planted eight trees (4 Colorado Blue Spruce, 1 Tatarian Maple, 1 Hackberry, 1 Skyline Honeylocust, and 1 Narrowleaf Cottonwood). In Jardin Hermosa, folks planted a Sensation Boxelder Maple and a Skyline Honeylocust. Cole Park has a new Hackberry, Maple, and Honeylocust.
For more information on these trees take a look at the March 29 column either at the Courier or at

All trees will be surrounded by wire fencing for several years to protect them from deer and weed whackers.

Once again the ADPR and Tree Board received a Colorado Tree Coalition grant. Grant funds were used to purchase pruning equipment and tree gators (to help water newly planted trees) and to pay printing costs for 1000 Tree Maintenance and Planting brochures created by the Tree Board. The city more than matched the grant funds to purchase trees for Alamosa public spaces. Ten additional trees will be planted this spring in Boyd, Carroll, and Blanca Vista Parks.