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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Yay for tree planting in the borough!

A tree-planting project approved in November by Ligonier Borough Council is starting to grow.
At its June 11 meeting, council heard from Community Outreach Assistant Marah Vecenie and Community Forester Brian Crooks of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy about progress made in its “Trees for Ligonier” initiative. The project's purpose is to plant shade trees throughout the borough, create a tree inventory and link the data to Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, mapping.
Lately, Vecenie and Crooks have traversed town to record trees' sizes, health and species.
“We're really pleased with the diversity of the species that we're seeing out there and also the overall health of the trees,” Crooks said. “We did find only one completely dead tree out of the whole day today, so that was very good.”

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