Carbondale Park Dist. commemorates 80 years with tree planting ceremony

Carbondale Park Dist. plants trees to celebrate 80th birthday

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The Carbondale Park District held a tree planting ceremony on Wednesday, November 18 to commemorate the organization’s 80th birthday.

Eight trees were planted, one for each decade of service in the Carbondale community.

Cheers to 80 Years, Carbondale Park District!!!

We planted eight trees to commemorate the eight decades of service in the Carbondale community. Thank you to all who were able to attend. We hope everyone gets a chance to drive by the Hickory Lodge at 1115 W. Sycamore to see the new trees and watch them grow throughout the years.

Posted by Carbondale Park District on Thursday, November 19, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were unable to invite the public, but some friends and staff briefly gathered and celebrated.

The district said planting trees is a symbol of putting your roots down, as well as a symbol of future growth.

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,” said Kathy Renfro, Carbondale Park District director. “It’s always great to do good things outside and to be good stewards of public land.”

She hoped that people would drive by and watch the trees grow.

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