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Monday, February 22, 2010

Street Trees Available To Some Subdivision Residents

The City of Coeur d'Alene has street trees available for six 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, and Echo Glenn..

Funding for the trees comes from a street tree fee collected on residential building permits. The 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 funds to purchase and plant trees in the same neighborhoods where the fees originated. The only qualification is a willingness to make sure the trees are watered and protected from string trimmers and mowers.

The trees available for spring planting are honeylocust, white ash, hackberry, and baldcypress. They will be planted by tree planting crews in May. If you live in one of those subdivisions and would be open to taking care of a tree send an email to Karen H. at the City of Coeur d'Alene. She will send you back a form to fill out.

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