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City of Monroe offering trees for fall terrace planting
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MONROE - The Monroe Parks and Recreation Department has trees available for the Fall Terrace Tree Planting program. All orders must be placed with the Park and Recreation Department by Monday, Oct. 6 and planting will begin the week of Oct. 20. A list of trees available for the fall planting season follows:

• Deborah Maple trees have brilliant red foliage in spring, becoming dark bronze-green in summer. This tree grows to approximately 40 to 60 feet tall. Cost is $49.

• Emerald Lustre Maple is similar to the Emerald Queen, but more vigorous and a better branching habit. Glossy, green foliage with red tips on new growth. Yellow fall color. These trees grow to be 50 to 60 feet tall. Cost is $49.

• Ivory Silk Japanese Lilac is a budded tree form. A sturdy and compact habit. This selection will flower at an early age. White flower plumes 10 to 12 inches long. Must have a well-drained site and no high nitrogen fertilizer. These trees grow to be 15 to 25 feet tall. Cost is $49.

The trees listed above are for terrace planting only. Trees purchased through this program will be planted by the Monroe Parks Department who will stake the desired location and contact Digger's Hotline prior to planting. At the time of planting, the parks department will mulch, water, fertilize and stake the tree and leave care instructions with the homeowner. The trees are guaranteed for one year.

Persons interested in purchasing one or more of these trees may contact the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department at 329-2460 to place an order. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and voice mail is available for after hour service. When you pay for the trees, you will receive a flag to be staked in the area where you want the tree planted.