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Community businesses help sponsor tree plantings

By Staff | Dec 19, 2013

MUNCY – Muncy Tree Commission planted twenty shade trees on November 14 according to member, Alecia Myers. Through a state grant and from funds provided by Gary’s Furniture in Picture Rocks and Muncy Bank & Trust, a varied selection of maples, locusts, oaks, plain trees, ornamental fruitless crab apples, and ornamental lilac trees have been ordered.

Thirty trees were requested for this past fall planting by Muncy property owners, businesses and churches announced Nella Storm.

“The Muncy Borough does not provide any funds for new trees, thus all monies must come from donations,” said Storm. “We fell short by ten trees this year. However those requests will be filled on a first come, first serve basis next year.”

Soil will be replaced with topsoil for the plantings. Trees will be staked where appropriate, and all will be watered.

In addition to the twenty trees, Schtiles Nursery is donating an oak for the Historical Heritage Park in Port Penn to honor Bill Poulton, President of the Muncy Historical Society and a “creative force behind the park”.

Shade trees can be planted between the sidewalk and the street or up to 30 feet from the middle of the road, if other areas are not suitable.

If anyone would like a tree, contact chairperson, Nella Storm at 570-546-3757 to be added to the list.

“Help beautify our community and order a free shade tree,” said Storm. “Or donate to the Muncy Shade Tree Commission’s new tree fund. As WNEP TV noticed in its Muncy coverage, not only do we have a tradition of beautiful shade trees, but we also are replacing and replanting our trees for the next generation.”