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Posted on: March 9, 2016

City Forestry Department makes trees available for right-of-way properties

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The City of Nampa has trees available for purchase for planting in right-of-ways beginning March 14.

Varieties include Emerald Queen Maple, Sensation Maple, Chanticleer Pear, and Shademaster Honey Locust. Trees must be planted in the right-of-way or within 15 feet of the right-of-way. Homes must be located within city limits. Cost of the trees is $80 each and includes a consultation with the city forester, delivery and planting by city staff, and a one-year guarantee.

The City of Nampa’s Urban Forestry Department’s Right-of-Way Program was established in 1991 to promote our urban forest and to assist property owners in the planting of trees within their right of way. In 1999, the planting area was expanded to include the 15 feet beyond the property’s right of way. This allows for a larger planting area and enables participation of property owners who do not have a right-of-way within their yard as is the case in newer subdivisions.

According to City Forester Earl Moran, trees benefit communities by contributing to energy conservation, noise reduction, air quality improvement, erosion control, increased property values and scenic beauty. Trees also bring natural elements and wildlife habitants into urban surroundings, all of which increase the quality of life for residents of the community.

To place an order, contact Tanya at 468-5748.

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