The Paris Improvement Organization and Nancy Gumm donated funds for three new trees in Sunrise Park. The trees are tri-colored European Beech trees, which are slow growing and colorful, ornamental …
The Paris Improvement Organization and Nancy Gumm donated funds for three new trees in Sunrise Park. The trees are tri-colored European Beech trees, which are slow growing and colorful, ornamental trees.
H. B. O’Hair, great-grandfather to Gumm, donated the land many years ago that became Sunrise Park. Her grandfather, Karl O’Hair, planted many exotic trees in the park, and a monument was placed in the park honoring O’Hair and the kind donation he made in developing the space.
David Dick, creator of Trees For Tomorrow, stated the organization has planted more than 250 trees in various locations since 2009. The effort is supported by the Edgar County Community Foundation.
“They support us and accept contributions,” said Dick. “Planting the trees now is the perfect time as there are three seasons for the trees to receive good soil moisture, which is vital to the tree’s survival.”
To date, Trees for Tomorrow has a 90% survival rate with fall planted trees.
Dick noted trees do more than add beauty to the community.
“Can you imagine how much oxygen is being provided by the approximately 250 trees?” he said.
The Paris Improvement Organization and Gumm both made generous donations to improve and beautify the park.
“We are making Paris beautiful,” said Gumm.
According to a Chinese proverb, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade, you do not expect to sit.”