Water trees

   Alan Mattison and Dirk van der Linden have volunteered to water 20 new trees this summer that were planted recently in Belmond’s park system. The planting was funded in part by the Evelyn and Foster Barkema Trust ($1,000), Wright County Charitable Foundation ($2,500), Belmond Trees Forever ($3,500), and the City of Belmond Tree Board. There are seven varieties of trees: hybrid elm, linden, ginkgo, tulip, catalpa, white oak and red oak. —photo by Lee Ann Waltzing