City Diversifies Parks with New Trees


City of Hillsboro’s superintendent of parks, lakes and recreation Jim May recruited  volunteers from Imagine Hillsboro Parks & Rec, city employees and various others who brought their shovels, spades and work gloves to the Challacombe House on a chilly Saturday morning, Oct. 30.  Thirty-seven trees of 28 different species were planted there, as well as in Central Park and the old lake park.

“Quite a bit of thought went into the selection and placement of our trees,” said Superintendent Jim May, “since we wanted to increase the diversity of tree species in our parks.”  Five trees were planted in the old lake parks, seven in Central Park and the lot formerly used by CTI, and 25 in Challacombe Park.  “Many of the trees were planted along what will be the trail system throughout Central and Challacombe Parks and the future accessible playground and ball diamond areas,“ continued May.  “It was great to see all the volunteers show up and help...this volunteerism is another example of what makes our community so great!” 

A grant in the amount of $775 awarded to the city by local non-profit Trees Forever made the greening effort possible. 

Volunteer tree planters not pictured include  Don and Angie Karban,  Ginger Barnes, Thomas Reynolds, and Greg and Junice Springer.


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