Wednesday, April 26, Honor Society members, with the help
of seven Lincoln-area first grade classes and the city of
Lincoln, planted trees in Chautauqua Memorial Park to help
replace the old oak trees that come down whenever there is
a major storm, Dopp said.
Honor Society members from Lincoln High School planted
Bradford Pears trees in the Don Shay parking lot
across from Scully Park. Other plantings in the parking
lot were shrubs and perennials.]
270 first graders were bused out during the morning and
each one got a blue spruce seedling, courtesy of the city
of Lincoln, to take home and plant.
The city also helped by providing mulch and
compost, but the Honor Society members dug the holes and
gave the first-graders a lesson in tree planting and care.
Friday, April 28, Honor Society members, along with 80
students in Jim Vipondís biology-chemistry class, were
once again on the working end of spades. Some of them were planting Bradford Pear trees,
euonymus bushes and perennials at the Don Shay parking lot
downtown. Others were at the Burton View home of Dean Bruns, chairman
of the Logan County Fairground Association, digging up the
60 hackberry trees he donated to be replanted in the
at the Fairgrounds also include ornamental trees and other
group has received donations from the community amounting
to more than $2,000, Dopp said, including a $500 grant
from Logan County Joint Waste Management, in agency in
charge of recycling.
Other contributions came from the Rotary Club, Main
Street Lincoln and from private individuals.
Help has also come from the city of Lincoln,
especially the street department, Dopp said.
Bill Dickerson from the Logan County Soil and Water
Conservation District advises the group on the best ways
to plant the trees, and John Wilmert of Wilmert Tree Farms
has given the group trees at cost.
marks the fifth year that the Honor Society has been
planting trees in the Lincoln area.
Previous projects include ornamental trees on the
strip of land between the Fairgrounds and Lincoln Parkway
and tree seedlings at the south exchange of Interstate 55
and Lincoln, Dopp said.
The project is usually an Earth Day celebration,
but was a little later this year because of the schoolís
spring vacation schedule.