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Hanging Rock completes Phase 2 of tree project

Published 9:46am Tuesday, April 12, 2011

HANGING ROCK — The Village of Hanging Rock has some new additions to the landscaping this spring.

Last year, the village council, along with some other volunteers, planted 50 Cleveland pear trees as a memorial project. This spring, they completed Phase 2 of the project, adding an additional 33 trees to the village.

Susan Fatoney, Hanging Rock vice mayor, said the original plan was to plant the trees last year, now referred to as Phase 1, as a memorial for service men and women who have fought in a war.

“One thing led to another and it just snowballed,” Fatoney said. “There will be a Phase 3 also. We are planning on getting some next year.”

The money for the project came from village funds budgeted for beautification.

The memorial plans haven’t been completed yet, as it takes the trees several years to mature.

“It’s really a council project, the mayor and all the council people,” Fatoney said. She added that a few other people have been involved as well.

“I think it looks beautiful,” she said. “We’ve got to give it three or four years for the trees to strut their stuff.”

Fatoney said the council has received good feedback about the project.

“Everybody is loving it,” she said. “When the trees grow out, they’re really going to be beautiful.”

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