Tree project a success |

Tree project a success

Dear Editor:

Many thanks to everyone who helped make the first Canary Tags project such a successful and joyous event!

More than 30 Aspen Elementary students came out Wednesday to help plant 44 trees near the sledding hill at Aspen Middle School. As these trees grow, they will absorb an estimated 131 tons of carbon dioxide, as well as provide shade, beauty and cleaner air for our community.

This project was made possible with help from the following individuals and entities: Pamela Hart of Plant Trees 4 Life, Superintendent John Maloy and the Aspen School District, Dave LaGrua and his crew, Kim Peterson of the National Renewable Energy Lab, and Dr. Kurt Mackes of Colorado State University and the Colorado State Forest Service.

And the project simply could not have happened without the support of those who purchased Canary Tags. Their dollars make projects like this possible and help address global climate change at the community level. For more information on Canary Tags, visit

Lauren McDonell

city of Aspen, Canary Initiative

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