A variety of trees are available for purchase for $99 and includes a personal consultation with the city’s forestry staff, education on the right tree for the right place, pickup and delivery of the tree, planting and a one-year guarantee. The program, which begin in 2005 and sells an average of 60 trees per year, is available now through the cool months of spring.
Trees purchased will be planted in the right-of-way or within 15 feet of the road if there is no improved right-of-way.
To extend the life of the tree, homeowners will be asked to remove stakes after one year, apply proper watering methods for newly planted trees and use licensed tree care companies approved by the City of Nampa for any future tree care pruning and maintenance. Additional information on approved companies can be found at www.nampaparksandrecreation.org/200/Right-of-Way-Program or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Trees benefit the community by contributing to energy conservation, noise reduction, air quality improvement, erosion control, increased property values and scenic beauty,” according to the Parks & Forestry Superintendent Cody Swander.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact the Parks & Forestry office at (208) 468-5890.