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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Free Street Trees Have All Found Homes

Apparently there are more tree lovers out there in CDA than I gave credit to. I just checked with the City of Coeur d'Alene and they say they have found homes for all of the surplus street trees they were offering to the public.

The trees were being offered to residents of seven new subdivisions; Sunshine Meadows, The Landings at Waterford, Ramsey Meadows, Bentwood, Echo Glen, Copper Ridge, and Jae's Place.

Funding for the trees came from a street tree fee collected on residential building permits. The residential street tree fees can be refunded to builders or new homeowners who plant a street tree upon completion of a new home. Six months after the completion of a home, unclaimed funds are forfeited to the city. The city used those forfeited funds to purchase and plant trees in the same neighborhoods where the fees originated. The residents had to apply for the trees and agree to maintain them.

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