Did you know Coeur d'Alene has an urban forest? That should come as no surprise to anyone who has marveled at the beauty of the magnificent trees around town. I've blogged about Coeur d'Alene's urban forest from time to time over the years.
The Urban Forestry division of the Coeur d'Alene Parks Department just announced that free trees valued at $250 are available to homeowners residing within the city limits of Coeur d’Alene who are willing to provide care for the trees, including watering and protecting from mowers and trimmers. Trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Street trees will be planted at residential locations within public right-of-way areas in the Coeur d’Alene city limits. Don’t worry about the planting — trees will be planted for you by a contracted tree planting crew in late April or early May. Interested homeowners are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible since there are a limited number of trees available. Deadline to request a free street tree is March 30.
“This yearly program helps to grow our urban forest and we encourage the citizens of Coeur d’Alene to take part,” said a news release. The tree species available are Tricolor Beech, Tulip Tree, Flowering Pear, Bur Oak and Silver Linden. Information is available online at www.cdaid.org/re-leafcda. Call the Urban Forestry division of the Parks Department at 208-415-0415 to claim your tree.