Sesquicentennial Tree Planting - Ames 150 Legacy Project

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As part of the Ames sesquicentennial, the Ames 150 Steering Committee identified projects that would mark this historical milestone through a permanent legacy for future generations.Ames 150 logo color

One of these legacy projects was to plant 150 trees in area parks and public green spaces. Through a generous donation from WebFilings, combined with contributions from local businesses, civic groups, and individuals, 150 trees were planted on April 26, 2014, in a community-wide tree planting event.

With input from the staff at Parks and Recreation, and with the approval of the Parks and Recreation Commission, a tree plan was approved. The trees were carefully selected for each location and included a variety of hardwoods and ornamentals. The trees were planted in more than 20 different parks and green spaces and will provide species diversification, which keeps the tree stock healthy during periods of poor weather or insect infestation.

Roosevelt Park Tree Planting

 Roosevelt Neighborhood residents gather to plant trees at Roosevelt Park.