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Monday, March 2, 2009

Free Street Trees Up For Grabs For Subdivision Residents

The City of Coeur d’Alene has free street trees for seven new subdivisions. The trees are available for planting within the rights-of-way of Sunshine Meadows, The Landings at Waterford, Ramsey Meadows, Copper Ridge, Jae’s Place, Echo Glenn, and Prospector Ridge. There are a limited number of trees and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 is now using these forfeited funds to purchase and plant trees in the same neighborhoods where the fees originated.

For more informtion, call Urban Forestry at 769-2266 or 415-0415.

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