City wants help replacing trees downed by derecho

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Posted: November 9, 2012

The Winchester Star

Blue Ridge Landscape and Design owner Carl Thomas spreads mulch around one of the 20 trees the firm donated to the Winchester Parks Foundation Thursday afternoon in Jim Barnett Park. The company made the donation as part of its celebration of 20 years in business. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
To kick off the campaign, Blue Ridge Landscape and Design donated 20 trees and planted them around athletic fields in Jim Barnett Park on Thursday. Here, owner Carl Thomas shovels dirt around a tree. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — Mother Nature claimed about 200 city-owned trees when a derecho hit Winchester on June 29.

Now, city officials hope residents will step forward to help make up for that damage.

The city…

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