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Mancos will inventory trees in town as part of Community Forestry Program

Mancos will be conducting a tree inventory this summer. (Courtesy photo)
Town awarded grant from Colorado Tree Foundation

The town of Mancos has received a $1,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition for the 2023 Community Forestry Program.

The project will produce an updated tree inventory, and the data will be uploaded to www.cotreeview.com. The town last updated the tree inventory in 2007.

“The historical and new data will help guide us as a community to make smart decisions about what trees we plant in the future,” said Town Administrator Heather Alvarez in a news release.

The Colorado Tree Coalition is a nonprofit with a mission is to preserve, renew and enhance community forests statewide. The CTC awarded $44,315 in grants to 17 organizations in 2022.

These grant projects allowed recipients to plant and manage trees in community forests across Colorado.

Grants are made possible through the Colorado State Forest Service, the Xcel Energy Foundation, Xcel Energy Vegetation Management Program, Colorado Public Radio and our CTC members and supporters.

Since 1991, the CTC has awarded grants to 225 communities and organizations totaling more than $1.1 million. These grants have been matched with more than $8 million in community money and in-kind services.

Mancos is designated by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA.