Trees Planted At Clearlake Park
44 new trees were planted at Clearklake Park on Wednesday, June 15. Utilizing grant funds of $25,000 received from the North Dakota Heritage Fund, Lowes Garden Center brought them out and planted them all on the Clearlake property.
Manager Karen Fritel says that using the experts from Lowe’s allowed them to make sure they were planted in the right places to create the wind break. They had originally thought to plant them around the new shelters, but the experts said they could not plant them in the sandy areas. Instead, he helped pick out the low spots where they will be able to stay wetter.
The new trees include 10 Ponderosa Pines and 10 Colorado Spruces, which Fritel estimates are each about six feet tall, and 24 Medora Junipers that are about three to four feet tall.
As the park has continued to grow, Fritel says they have reached their capacity for land available to develop along the shore side of the road. These new trees will help create a wind break, while also providing more beautification in the park and contributing to soil conservation needs.
Fritel is quick to point out that this project, like many at the park, have been made possible by people volunteering at the park and for their community. She says that she often hears people say there is nothing to do. She wants them to think about getting involved in projects that can make the community better.