On October 25th the DuPont Lions Club, in collaboration with the City of DuPont Tree Board and Public Works Department, purchased and planted three Japanese Cherry trees on Barksdale Avenue by Iafratti Park in the Historic Village. The new trees replaced the ones that had died from age and root damage. The Arbor Day activity was in recognition of this year’s Lions Club International’s one million tree planting goal and the City of DuPont’s designation as a “Tree City USA”.
The cherry trees lining Barksdale Ave and throughout the historic village, were originally planted in the 1930s by the DuPont Company. In 1976 the City and townspeople replaced dead and diseased trees. For decades the blossoming trees have been a symbol of spring and hope for the villagers. With this planting, we hope the trees continue to be a cherished part of DuPont for years to come.