New Trees from Denver Forestry Beautify GW’s Campus

New Trees from Denver Forestry Beautify GW’s Campus
April 18, 2019 GWHS

New Trees from Denver Forestry Beautify GW’s Campus

As you may have noticed, there were some amazing additions to the GW campus last week. Denver Forestry, in conjunction with the GW Grounds Committee, has provided and planted 27 new trees on campus. This brings the tree count of the school’s growing arboretum to close to 250 trees! Trees were added east of the parking lot along Monaco, between the baseball and football fields, between the baseball field and tennis courts, and along Virginia near the entrance to the north parking lot. Scott Lessard, GW’s former Principal, had the vision of providing shade to the athletic fields for spectators, and now this dream has been realized! Added species include Accolade elms, London plane trees, catalpas, crabapples, Cockspur hawthorns, tulip trees, bur oaks, and ornamental pears.

Denver Forestry will help water and take care of the trees until they are established, and the GW Grounds Committee will also be keeping an eye on these beautiful additions to help ensure they are surviving and thriving. Perhaps one day GW can be named an official arboretum (living tree museum), a place students, families, and neighbors can visit to learn more about the beauty and science of trees.

For more information or to help GW gain arboretum status, visit the GW Grounds Committee’s website HERE, or contact Lisa Emerson at lemerson8@msn.com. A huge thank you to Denver Forestry for providing the trees through Greenspot Nursery, and thanks to TigerTree for planting them with the utmost care.

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