For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department
Subject: 2013 Free Walking Tour: UNC Tree Tour
The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to a walking tour about Trees on the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) campus on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Patrick McDonald, Manager for Landscaping and Grounds at the University of Northern Colorado, will lead a tour of the “Trail of Champions” that will begin at the UNC Visitor’s Center 1862 10th Avenue and continue through the campus. The tour will include those trees that have held or now hold State Champion status. Approximately forty trees will be highlighted on this tour, which will include some unique and Native Colorado species including Ginkgo, Tri-colored Beech, Ohio Buckeye, Bristlecone pine, Alpine fir and the Champion Amur Cork Tree. Call 350.9222 to check accessibility. The event is free and open to the public.
The walking tours provide citizens with a chance to hear about and see interesting sites with historical and cultural significance to Greeley. The 2013 walking tours focus on the University District neighborhoods, and the Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to share stories and memories of the neighborhoods on the tours and learn about the University District and the oral history project. The remaining walking tour schedule for 2013 is as follows:
July 29 UNC Tree Tour. Starting location: UNC Visitors’ Center, 1862 10th Avenue, 6:30 p.m.
August 5 Hillside/Farr Neighborhood. Starting location: Farr Park Shelter, Farr Park, 13th Avenue and 26th Street, 6:30 p.m.
September 16 Alles Acres. Starting location: Jackson Elementary School Parking Lot, 2002 25th Street, 5:30 p.m.