Carbondale Park District had a tree planting ceremony, Wednesday, November 18, to commemorate the organizations’ 80th birthday. Eight trees were planted, one for each decade of service in the Carbondale community. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, they were unable to invite much of the public. But some friends and staff were able to briefly gather and celebrate. Planting trees is a symbol of putting your roots down. It is also a symbol of future growth. Established in 1940, Carbondale Park District has been rooted in our community for 80 years. As Carbondale Park District grows, they continue to be beneficial, both to the people of our community and to the land.
The eight saplings that were planted were native white oaks and pines. They were planted in the front lawn of Hickory Ridge Lodge Administration Building at 1115 W. Sycamore. “We hope that the Carbondale community will enjoy these trees and watch them grow.” says Kathy Renfro, Carbondale Park District Director. “It’s always great to do good things outside and to be good stewards of public land.” She hopes that people will drive by and watch the trees grow.
To see the pictures of the tree planting ceremony, look at the Carbondale Park District’s Facebook page or go to https://www.cpkd.org.
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