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About those trees

There has been some concern expressed that planting trees along Highway 395 will affect the view of the mountains.

While that may be a little bit true, it’s also true that for a motorist traveling along Highway 395, the best view is that of the preceding vehicle.

If there were fewer fields to look at, less in the way of stunning mountain scapes to distract motorists from the task at hand, there just might be fewer accidents on the highway.

That said, we’re happy to hear that there are steps being taken to ensure the trees’ survival.

We know Craig Witt knows what he’s doing when it comes to creating nurturing soil. We’re confident that the work Genoa Tree Farm has done will not just ensure the trees will thrive, but will serve as a testament to their business for decades to come.

The trees – red crab apples, hawthorns, flowering pear, chokecherry, autumn blaze maple, autumn purple ash, swamp white oak and skyline locust – have been planted and a means of providing water to them has been determined, thanks to the Minden Gardnerville Sanitation District.

The town of Minden meeting where Gardnerville resident Nick Koropchak came hat in hand provided him with $2,500, not all from the town.

When such notables as former Town Board chairman Ray Wilson, Minden attorney George Keele, and Resource Concepts founder Bruce Scott are willing to pony up their own dough, how could the town say no?

And so this project has gone, a mix of public and private money, and a lot of hard work on the part of Koropchak and a tiny cadre of fellow tree lovers.

As Nick said at the meeting “Res Ipsa Loquitur,” the thing speaks for itself.