Last month, the city planted more than 1,000 new palm trees on the interstate.
The young trees looked great when they were first planted, but they eventually started to droop.
We had to sink fast in order to save the trees. We used rebar and tie wire to secure the trees. We made sure that all of the trees were upright and facing the sun. We used the rebar and wire ties to securely and firmly put the tree in a place that would allow it to grow. The rebar and wire ties will be there until the tree is grown enough to support itself. 3 to 5 years is the average time that it takes for the tree to root, sprout, and grow a heavy stock to support its weight. The city is working on some other projects to make the community more warm and inviting. We are erecting a brand new community pool on the west side of town. There is currently no aquatic center or swimming area on that side of the city. The plans for the building include a 20,000, gallon pool just for infants and toddlers. I’m proud to be on the planning board and a part of the committee. I had to work hard to get the city to make big changes. Even though we only have a population of 4,000 people, there is no reason why we can’t be one of the nicest and happiest places to live. I think it’s important to have pride in your city and pride in your home.