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Pack Square to receive new trees

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Asheville’s Pack Square Park will get new trees today. Selected for inclusion in the Park are six London Plane trees and eight European Hornbeams. They will be placed in the space between Asheville City Hall, the Courthouse and Vance Monument, according to the Pack Square Conservancy.

London Plane trees are a hybrid that is similar in appearance to a sycamore, but have superior disease resistance. European Hornbeams are a medium-sized tree with bright green leaves that turn a beautiful yellow in autumn.

More trees and shrubs will be planted as work in various areas is completed. The park itself is scheduled for completion in April of 2009; work will begin on the 4,200ft2 pavilion in early 2008.

For more information, visit the Pack Square Conservancy web-site, or call (828) 252-2300.

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