Volunteers and city officials packed into Loftin Park this morning to help plant 12 new trees as part of a program called Right Tree; Right Place. The city teamed with CenterPoint Energy on the program, which seeks to educate residents to plant short trees under power lines.
Earlier this year CenterPoint paid to remove four Hackberry trees, one Mulberry tree, one Chinese Tallow and one large vine. In their place, foresters chose Dwarf Crepe Myrtles, River Birches, Mexican Plums and Southern Wax Myrtles. Those trees grow to a maximum of 15 to 20 feet, which doesn’t require trimming or interfere with power service during storms.
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