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Please keep trees among the options for North Federal

Apr 3, 2013 - Nance Shelsta, Riverton


I was disappointed to read that trees were left out of the North Federal reconstruction project in Riverton.

Trees would add some natural beauty to the northern entrance to the city and offer a visual contrast to the paving and large areas of concrete evident along north Federal Boulevard.

Trees also would help to cool a highly paved area, clean the air, absorb carbon dioxide, and add seasonal color to that commercial district.

Our western entrance is welcoming, with few exceptions, as a result of the trees by Mountain View Cemetery and the landscaping installed by Central Wyoming College, service groups and private citizens along West Main Street.

Trees along North Federal, in my opinion, would have a similar effect.

Certainly businesses, especially small business owners, have had to struggle during our recent economy, and planting a tree in front of a business is an added expense.

However, if money is a limiting factor, I believe there are options to assist in the purchase of trees.

I would hope the inclusion of trees along North Federal boulevard is still open to discussion.

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