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Girl Scouts help plant tree at Lone Mountain Cemetery in Carson City

Jessica Garcia
jgarcia@nevadaappeal.com

Carson City’s Girl Scout Troop 252 braved a chilly morning and put $200 worth of cookie donations to good use by helping the city to plant a new tree at Lone Mountain Cemetery on Monday.

With the assistance of Carson City parks maintenance workers John Burnham and Nathan Delaney, the Girl Scouts learned about how to properly maintain a newly planted redspire pear tree provided by Greenhouse Gardens. Burnham and Delaney explained to the girls that they would be protecting the tree’s bark to fend off any interested local deer.

Brianna Birdwell, landscape designer of Greenhouse Gardens, also shared what makes the redspire so special. The tree will blossom with attractive white flowers, falling off in the winter time and new leaves bloom in a deep purple, with the tree itself potentially growing to 40 feet tall.

The girls partook in a presentation led by troop leader Rachel Maiello, sang songs, thanked the city workers, eagerly took up some shovels and, as part of the morning’s activities, new member Sophia Guzman was inducted into the troop.