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Port plans tree planting along Lakeview Boulevard

116 trees to be planted on Port property

The Port of Klickitat intends to plant 116 trees along Lakeview Boulevard where the poplar trees were recently removed.

The area is on the north side of Bingen Lake on property owned by the Port of Klickitat.

According to Diane Sherwood, executive director of the Port of Klickitat, the trees slated to be planted include 20 ponderosa pines, 20 Douglas firs, 43 red oaks, and 33 seedless ash.

The trees will be supplied by Alpine Nursery of Boring, Ore., and will be planted in early May.

Sherwood said a Port of Klickitat crew would put in a drip irrigation line to ensure survival of the young trees, but requested that the Port be allowed to tap Bingen's main water line through the area to help pay for the project.

"We can certainly make the case that this is for public use for beautification of public property," said Bingen Mayor Brian Prigel, "and we can waive the hookup fee."

The City Council approved waiving the water hookup fee in a 5-0 vote.

The tree planting project will cost the Port $4,664.


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