Zionsville Parks and Recreation Dept. coordinating tree plantings for Arbor Day


With strong support from State Senator Mike Delph (R-Dist. 29), a Tree Seedling Initiative from the State of Indiana, Bartlett Tree Service, and groups of scouting and 4-H children, the Zionsville Parks and Recreation Dept. is coordinating the planting of more than 100 native tree seedlings to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day.

Two separate plantings will be taking place at 9 a.m., April 26.

Senator Delph will be in attendance at the Starkey Park planting.

“My family and I love nature and to be able to help Zionsville Parks and Recreation Dept. on one of these great projects makes our springtime enjoyment of the outdoors just that much more special,” Delph said.

The large planting of 100 trees will take place at Starkey Park. This planting will include 50 tulip trees and 50 gray dogwoods.

Jared Nielson, a scout who is working on his capstone project for achieving the difficult status of Eagle Scout, is coordinating a group that is donating the planting efforts for all of these trees.

Independent of the Starkey Park planting project, a group of children from the “Worth While Kids Club,” a Worth Township and Boone County 4-H club, will also plant 15 native tree seedlings  at Elm Street Green, Turkey Foot and Creekside Parks, beginning at 10 a.m.

These trees are provided by Bartlett Tree Service and will include Swamp White Oaks.