Rain didn’t dampen our spirits as St. Regis Park held its first Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 25th. The 30 plus residents in attendance heard a presentation by Cindi Sullivan, our City Arborist, who gave an overview of the Tree Survey she conducted last summer. A map of St. Regis Park indicating the position of trees in front and visible side yards on individual pieces of property was available for viewing. Cindi also answered a number of questions posed by residents. As part of the celebration a drawing was held for a professionally planted crepe myrtle which was won by Bud Campbell, 4515 Statton Road. In addition, free small trees donated by UPS were available to those in attendance.
Soon you will see green watering bags and yellow tags showing up on the 13 trees donated and planted by Wallitsch last fall, the tree donated by the Kentucky League of Cities, and the 30 trees purchased by St. Regis Park scheduled for planting this spring. The bags are being given to homeowners to ensure the new trees get the proper amount of water. The yellow tags on the trees will identify them by their common names–helping all of us to identify our new trees!
By the end of this spring the Tree Board will have overseen the planting of 44 trees. We will continue to “Re-Tree the Park” this fall and next spring. The St. Regis Park City Council has approved the purchase of 60 more trees which will be professionally planted and mulched at no cost to residents. To apply for one of these trees either email Mary Mattingly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call City Hall at 491-7777 and give your name, address, phone number and email address. Get your name on the list now to insure that you receive one of these trees, and HELP US TO RETREE THE PARK!