ELLINWOOD — Ellinwood city residents will see some new greenery in city parks for summer, and shades of red in the fall after new trees are planted. The City of Ellinwood and the Ellinwood Rotary Club have combined finances to purchase 15 trees for Wolf Park, City Park and Pohlman Park, and take out some dead or dying trees.
“We’re going to cull some dying trees,” said Robert Peter, city administrator. They will not be planting in front of the band shell in Wolf Park, he said.
There are plans to plant two trees by the swimming pool, and the city is also considering planting on the south side of the ball diamonds.
The trees cost between $250-$325 each.
“They are long lived trees with nice fall foliage,” said Peter. He said they were called Autumn Blaze, and the city got a price break by buying 15.
The city will be planting trees from now until the first of May. Peter said that some of the trees will be planted next fall and that the vendor agreed to take care of them until that time. The Rotary Club received a matching grant through the Rotary District and will pay a portion of the cost of the trees.