Project taking root in city park


A growing trend: Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department employees (from left) Billy Back, Zach Williams and Jim McWhinney plant trees at Beckenholdt Park. The project is part of the city's effort to plant one of each of the nearly 100 trees native to Indiana. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

Natural beauty: Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department workers have been busy planting trees at Beckenholdt Park. More than 50 trees were planted this week. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — They don’t look like much now, but eventually the skinny, barren branches of saplings being planted in Beckenholdt Park will help create a dense forest and canopy over the park’s northern edge.

More than 50 trees, between six and 10 feet tall, were planted at Beckenholdt this week. Several rows of evergreens were planted as a buffer between the park and neighboring homes; the rest were a continuation of the city’s goal to plant one of each of the nearly 100 trees native to Indiana.

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