Dayton Park Gets Boost from Plum Creek Donation

By Beacon Staff

The Plum Creek Foundation has given a $500 grant to the Dayton Proctor Park Association to create an “instant landscape” at the Dayton Community Park. The park will feature nine deciduous and evergreen trees that are 25- to 30-feet tall.

The project will cost $1,500 and include an underground watering system, donated from a local tree farm.

“Other than a few small trees, we have no shade in the park,” said Pam O’Mara, park secretary and treasurer. “We could build shade structures, but we would still have to ask for grants and the structures would require maintenance. The trees are less expensive and require less maintenance. As the trees grow, they will provide an increasing amount of shade and add beauty to the park.”

This is the second donation Plum Creek has given to the park. In 2007, a $2,500 grant was used to purchase playground equipment.

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