LEWISTON – The Lewiston Auburn Community Forest Board has received a $10,000 grant from the Maine Forestry Service’s Project Canopy. The grant supports a cost tree planting program in the twin cities.
Property owners in either city may apply to have a 2- to 2½-inch diameter, 8- to 10-foot tree planted in the public right of way in front of their home. The city arborist will review the application and help the homeowner select the type of tree that is best suited to the site.
The cost to the homeowner is $100; the total cost of buying and planting the tree is about $325. The trees will be planted in the fall. The Lewiston-Auburn Community Forest Board was established in 2000 to enhance, promote and maintain the community forest. The twin cities have been recognized for four years as Tree Cities USA.
If interested, contact Doug Beck at the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department, 784-0191.