MAMMOTH SPRING -- Two members of the Mammoth Spring Tree City USA Board of Directors will be traveling to Little Rock later this month to receive an Outstanding Community 2006 award.
Mammoth Spring Mayor Jean Pace said the award will be presented March 27 by the Arkansas Urban Forestry Council at an awards luncheon. Although a final decision has not been made, at the present time Tree City board members Bill Tibbits and Glenda Pryor are planning to accept the award for the city. Other Tree City Board of Director members include Donna Collins, Pat Best and Charles Vaughn.
Pace said since becoming a Tree City two years ago, the Tree City board has planted over 200 trees in the city.
"This award is to recognize what Mammoth Spring has done regarding tree planting in the city," Pace said.
"In the last few years we have lost over 100 trees due to storms with high winds. If we had not re-planted some trees our community would have missed trees that supply shade and clean air," she said.Pace said an upcoming project planned by the tree board is to plant magnolias at Riverside Cemetery next month.
Also next month the board plans to do an inventory of the trees that have been planted to see how successful their planting efforts have been.