Brownie Troop 35288 lends a hand with annual tree plantingThe Centerville-Washington Park District staff plants mature size trees each year to help replace trees that have been lost due to disease or storm damage throughout the district’s 50 parks. Trees that are donated through the Tree Dedication Program are also planted at this time. This winter, 85 trees of various species are being planted.

Third grade Centerville Brownie Troop #35288 helped staff by purchasing and planting a red maple in Village South Park. Troop leader Amanda Venero said, “Troop 35288 chose to donate a tree because they wanted to make the world a better place by helping the environment. They wanted to make clean air and give animals a place to live.”

The late fall and winter months are the ideal time to plant mature size trees. The trees are dormant and don’t require watering and care over the winter.