Des Moines Water Works Park removing 180 crab trees

(DES MOINES, Iowa)  One hundred eighty flowering Crabapple trees in Des Moines Water Works Park are coming down later this month, to make way for a development project.

Plans detailed on the utility's website include an amphitheater, play areas, and other features this year. The project is being privately funded through the utility's foundation, and not by rate payers.

The Arie den Boer Arboretum has about 12-hundred Crabapple trees, including many memorial trees.   Water Works has notified families losing memorial trees they can have a sapling and the memorial tag.   

Another memorial feature including donors's names in included in the development project.

Construction on the new amenities is to begin this spring.

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