Muskingum County Gets 2,000 New Trees

by Kelly Mills on May 21, 2010 at 5:22 am

Muskingum County will soon have two thousand new trees.

The Rockies Express Pipeline donated around two-thousand trees worth more than four-thousand dollars, that were left over from their restoration efforts in the county.

"What they’re trying to do is show how supportive they are to local communities and they’re glad they’re here and glad to be be here and we’re glad they’ve been here and are here to help out for our county," says Jerry Lavy, Muskingum County Commissioner.

The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District was in charge of finding area groups that could use the trees. The trees will be split between the Boy Scouts of America, The Wilds and the Muskingum County Fairgrounds.

"What they’re going to be doing is actually planting around the race track on the outside of the fence. At one time if you ever saw any of the real old photos, the fairgrounds it was kind of encircled with oak trees," says Dick Sorg, Administrator Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District.

Sorg says if the trees are planted quickly and with the right soil they should be providing shade within seven to 10 years.