• Special to the Daily Leader
Liberal’s Beautification Department would like to remind citizens that Spring Tree Match and Tree Rebate programs are underway.
Applications for the Tree Match program are available at the Parks and Rec office located at Blue Bonnet Park, 1109 W. Seventh St. This program is open to any resident, business or non-profit organization, such as churches, that reside within the city limits of Liberal. People can order between one to five trees per residence.
The spring order is expected to be delivered around April 8. Pick up will be at the Parks and Rec Maintenance Building at 724 Armory Road from 3 to 6 p.m. April 9 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10. These are the only times trees can be picked up. If the delivery date changes, people will be notified personally.
The trees offered this spring will be Globe WIllow (5-gallon), Heritage Birch Clump, Shademaster Honey Locust, Oklahoma White Bud, Lacebark Elm, Wichita Blue Juniper, Aristocrat Pear, Autumn Fantasy Maple, Oklahoma Redbud, Burr Oak and Prairiefire Crabapple.
Trees will be in 7-gallon containers except where noted, and they will only cost $20 each.
There will only be a spring order this year.
The Tree Rebate program will also be for residents only, and the rebate will be 50 percent of the tree cost up to $75. It must have at least a 1.5-inch diameter trunk or be a 15-gallon container tree. Coupons will be picked up at participating dealers where the tree was purchased. Limit is one per household.