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Tree board adds to Rails to Trails orchard

Tree board adds to Rails to Trails orchard

Apr 28, 2017 - From staff reports

From staff reports

The Riverton tree board organized the planting of six new trees along the Rails to Trails path Wednesday as National Arbor Day is celebrated Friday.

After planting a grove of apple trees behind The Depot last year, the tree board expanded the fruity grove with three pear trees, two plum trees and one cherry tree.

Mary Roberson, who helped plant the trees as part of the Garden Club, said she was excited that the blossoms will help attract bees.

Starting from City Hall, the tree board has been planting trees each year along Rails to Trails. Moving south, the row of trees is now close to reaching Adams Avenue.

The tree board plans another planting of trees May 20 at the newly renovated Veterans Memorial Park when the city observes its own arbor day.

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