Grant re­ceived for more trees in Lower Sal­ford

The Reporter (Lansdale, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Bob Keeler bkeeler@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @by­bob­keeler on Twit­ter

LOWER SAL­FORD >> An­other 380 trees will be planted on two town­ship-owned prop­er­ties next year.

“The town­ship has re­ceived an­other TreeVi­tal­ize grant,” Holly Hoster­man, as­sis­tant to the town­ship man­ager, said at the Nov. 6 Lower Sal­ford Town­ship Board of Su­per­vi­sors morn­ing work ses­sion.

“It’s in the amount of $198,000,” Hoster­man said.

The TreeVi­tal­ize pro­gram pro­vides state grants for tree plant­ing.

“Fund­ing is pro­vided by the Penn­syl­va­nia De­part­ment of Con­ser­va­tion and Nat­u­ral Re­sources to pro­mote and de­velop sus­tain­able ur­ban forestry pro­grams within the Com­mon­wealth of Penn­syl­va­nia,” ac­cord­ing to in­for­ma­tion on the tree penn­syl­va­nia. org web­site.

With the Lower Sal­ford grant, 190 trees will be planted at Heck­ler Plains Farm­stead and 190 at Ja­cob Reiff Park, Hoster­man said.

“This is go­ing to be hap­pen­ing in the spring, sum­mer and fall of next year, ob­vi­ously de­pend­ing on weather,” she said.

This year’s tree plant­ings were mostly in the past three months be­cause of the wet weather ear­lier in the year, she said.

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