New Life at NP Dodge Park
Trees create new chapter to damaged park
Over 104 days, 2000 trees suffer.
Water drowns roots and slowly steals life, making limbs weak until they die.
The Missouri River Floods of 2011 killed many trees at NP Dodge Park.
Trees, a big attraction at the riverfront park, became scarce.
Now the scene changes as new trees are planted, replacing the dead rotting ones and bringing life back to the park.
Already, nearly 150 new trees have been planted with more to come.
October 25th, Mayor Jim Suttle, the Omaha Parks Foundation, the city and First National Bank celebrate "Plant a tree, grow a legacy".
First National Bank is the first business to come forward with donations and support the project, they hope many others follow.
The Omaha Parks Foundation hopes others join in as well.
They say the trees chosen will be full of colors and different textural patterns.
To make sure all efforts are not in vain, the new trees are species that are known to survive floods and wet lands.