Kingfield gets neighborhood tree-planting grant

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association has received a $10,000 grant from the state Department of Natural Resources to plant dozens of boulevard trees throughout the neighborhood.

Trees will be planted in the spring of 2006, replacing some of the many neighborhood trees lost to Dutch Elm Disease and other causes. A list and map of tree locations and species can be found on the neighborhood’s Web site, www.kingfield.org, under the heading "Boulevard Trees."

Residents with a boulevard tree removed this year are urged to call the Park Board to ask for a new tree by Oct. 1. The Park Board forestry number is 370-4900.

As part of KFNA’s tree initiative, called "Every Leaf Matters," the group has also formed a Green Committee, which met for the first time in late August. For more information about the group or to find out how to get involved, call 823-5980.