We are testing new tree varieties as we plan for West Lafayette's future tree canopy!
Thanks in part to the generosity of the Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette, starting in 2013, Tree Friends began planting different tree cultivars to see which might be suited to the climate and soil of this area. With the loss of many ash trees throughout the area, as well as a changing climate, there is a need to have a more diverse group of trees that will do well in our part of the state.
Trees are planted along the south side of Kalberer Road from the entrance to the West Lafayette Wellness Center to west of Yeager Road by the Purdue Research Park. Each tree has an information tag attached to provide people with identification, thanks to the partnership with the Purdue Arboretum.