IRON MOUNTAIN - Efforts by the Iron Mountain Tree Board have included new trees being planted around the city during the past couple of years.
In the spring of 2013, trees were placed at the Cornish Pump and Mining Museum grounds as part of a total of 50 trees planted.
The plantings this year were at the Crystal Lake Park, on the property by the former Zephyr gas station on U.S. 2, as well as at private residences throughout the city.
TREES HAVE BEEN planted on the grounds of the Cornish Pump and Mining Museum, bottom photo, and the park adjacent to Crystal Lake, top photo. The Iron Mountain Tree Board operates the program and offered seven different types of trees this year to residents to purchase.
Residents and businesses are given the opportunity to purchase trees for boulevard planting at a special pricing through the city of Iron Mountain. This year, seven different types of tree were available.
Residents were able to pick from the selection of trees at a cost of $110 each.
"Through this program, the Tree Board works to promote beautification efforts in the city. Planting a tree may be a simple act, but is a part of furthering the sense of pride in our community," a spokesperson said.
The Menominee Range Historical Foundation participated with the Iron Mountain Tree Board to add trees to the museum grounds.
The city Tree Board advises the city council on matters that concern the city's tree inventory. As a group, they are charged with the inventorying, managing and recommending of the city's trees.
Examples of projects the Tree Board have undertaken include proper tree selection, location and maintenance.
They recommend certain trees that are known to be optimal for our area. The Tree Board also recommends trees that would fit a location properly.
They can also advise city employees and home owners on the proper maintenance of their trees. In addition, the board members also give advice on the planting and removal of trees on city property.
The Tree Board is a five member board. Each member holds a three-year appointment. The board regularly meets on the first Monday of the month at 9 a.m.
If you are interested in participating in this program, you can contact Iron Mountain City Hall at 774-8530.