The grant will go towards planting trees around recreational areas at the Hunger Run Access on the northwest side of Lake Monticello (end of Drew 298, off Arkansas 35). The trees are planned to provide shading around the pavilion, the grassy areas near the lake pavilion, and the lake bank.
“As a Tree City, USA, I am grateful of the leadership our Tree Board has taken,” said Mayor Zack Tucker. “This project will help make our lake more attractive for recreational use; while improving our tree canopy.”
In conjunction with the community’s Arbor Day observance tentatively scheduled for March 18, 2016, all newly planted trees will be planted and mulched by volunteers.
Monticello is one of only 75 of the 501 cities in Arkansas recognized as a Tree City, USA, by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The program provides communities, like Monticello, access to resources, programming, and grants, like the Community Urban Forestry Grant Program.
For information about the project or the Tree Board, contact City Hall, 870-367-4400.