The Village Condominiums have been presented a Landscape of Excellence award. The award was given by Community Canopy, a tree care education program, in recognition of the outstanding use and care of trees within the Fourth Street right-of-way next to the subdivision. The Village Condominiums are located on 4th Street and Knotty Pine Lane. The award was given to recognize the exceptional use of trees and tree care within the Fourth Street landscape. Katie Kosanke of Community Canopy cited the retention of large native trees by meandering sidewalks around trees, the provision of proper irrigation, the prompt removal and replacement of trees that have failed, and the visually pleasing effect of a having a variety of tree species. Landscape workers have also taken care to not wound trees with landscape maintenance equipment.
The Landscape of Excellence award was presented to Teri Newcombe by Councilman John Bruning at last night’s City Council meeting. Teri Newcombe gave recognition for a high level of care to their professional landscape team, which includes Stafford’s Yard Care, Kurt Leonard of Aldercreek Enterprises, Living Water, and North Idaho Sprinkler. This is the first Landscape of Excellence Award presented by Community Canopy. “We want to encourage good tree care by highlighting those businesses or organizations who are doing things right” said Kosanke.
Community Canopy is a tree care partnership of the cities of Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, Spokane, and the Spokane County Conservation District with the assistance of the University of Idaho Extension and Washington State University Extension. Community Canopy members work together toward the goal of healthy and sustainable community forests that provide maximum environmental and visual benefits. Community Canopy provides publications, exhibits, workshops, and in-the-field training. To make a nomination for a Landscape of Excellence Award, please call 415-0415 or send an e-mail from the website at www.communitycanopy.org.