The PTO board has approved the first phase of replanting the Bradford Pear trees by the playground. There are nineteen pear trees by the children's play areas which were planted roughly twenty-five years ago. This type of tree only has a life cycle of twenty-five years, so the trees on the CME grounds will eventually need to be removed by the district. In order to provide shade by the play areas and keep the campus beautiful for many decades to come, the CME Landscaping Committee has come up with a three phase plan to replace the removed trees.
Please note the PTO board can only approve the plan one phase at a time, and as of right now, only the first phase has been approved and implemented. Although the Landscape Committee has recommended certain years for all three phases of tree replanting, the future PTO Boards cannot be committed to spending on Phase 2 and Phase 3. The boards which exist during the recommended phase years will have to determine whether the PTO has funds available at that time for the replanting project.
To see drawings of the approved Phase 1 as well as the recommended Phase 2 and 3, please click here. For a detailed description of the plans please click here.