Mitch Park celebrates trees on Nov. 7 |

Mitch Park celebrates trees on Nov. 7

Staff Reports

Gov. Brian Sandoval proclaimed Oct. 21-27 as Nevada Shade Tree Week, and the Gardnerville Ranchos General Improvement District is inviting the public to celebrate the week at a later date, 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at Mitch Park.

The celebration will highlight the planting of two large trees, one pin oak and one red oak, provided by a grant from the Nevada Shade Tree Council. Dink Getty of Genoa Tree Farm donated some of his time and provided discounts for the trees.

Besides the tree celebration, the event will provide an opportunity to learn about park updates.

“If you haven’t visited the park before, this will be a good time to take a stroll on the paths to check out the tennis courts, play equipment and the gazebo that have been installed,” said GRGID Manager Bob Spellberg. “The focal point of the park is a two-acre pond stocked with fish, so bring your fishing pole.”

Nevada Shade Tree Week is a program of the Nevada Shade Tree Council, a nonprofit organization established to support and develop urban forest programs throughout the state in addition to increasing awareness of proper tree planting and care. NSTC also provides certification training for tree workers.

Parking for the celebration is on Topaz Lane, just west of Mitch Drive. It’s a short walk from the parking lot over to the tree-planting site next to the gazebo.

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For more information, call 265-2048.

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