2,000 trees still needed at N.P. Dodge Park

2,000 trees still needed at N.P. Dodge Park

By Juan Perez Jr. October 26, 2012 10:23 am Comments

Parks officials say there’s plenty of work to do to restore N.P. Dodge Park to how it looked before last year’s historic floods.

The effort, led by the Omaha Parks Foundation, was launched with a $10,000 donation from First National Bank of Omaha. That money helped city crews replace about 45 trees and restore the entry area of the park along the river. In total, workers have planted 80 new trees.

Amber Miller, the parks foundation’s executive director, said costs vary depending on the size and type of tree, but they generally are about $250 to $500 per tree. With 2,000 trees to replace, it’s a project that will cost close to $1 million.