Free trees for Denver's citizens, p. 660
A CITY THAT DISTRIBUTES FREE TREES ANNUALLY A KIND OF EXERCISE THAT TRAINS GIRLS TO BE FEAR- LESS AS' WELL AS STRONG. tended sill. The whole frame can be easily taken apart or put together. The lumber used should be preferably cypress or hard pine, the list of material required being as follows: One round bar .....i in. diam. 37 inches long. Two posts ......... I in. x 3 in. 38 " One sill ........... I " x3 " 51 Four braces ........ I " x 2 " 28 Two " ....... I " X2 " 20 Two cross ties ..... I " X 2 " 36 Two bolts ......... 3/,6 in. diam. 3 Six " ' 2 It will be seen from the pictures that the FREE TREES FOR DENVER'S CITIZENS A CCORDING to The American City, the free distribution of trees to prop- erty owners in Denver, Colorado, has become an annual feature of the city's activity, and this year the giving away of 9,000 trees among 2,500 taxpayers was of particular interest, owing to the efficiency of distribution, planting and care. Those interested left their names and addresses with the Commissioner of Property, who thus ascertained at first hand how many trees could be used to advantage. Elms and maples, with roots properly protected, were then delivered to such citizens, and 66o THE BOY USES THE BAR FREQUENTLY OF HIS OWN ACCORD. size of the design will permit two children to play at the same time with plenty of room. The bar is surprisingly strong, and will permit a man of ordinary weight to swing on it or take exercises. Its attrac- tiveness to the children was increased by rigging up a small swing to hang from the bar in its highest position. They use it frequently and of their own accord. I be- lieve that other craftsmen-parents will find that the construction of such apparatus is a profitable investment of their time and art. arrangements were made to keep track of the trees and see that all were properly planted. Those who failed to make applica- tion this year before all trees were allotted, will be given preference at next year's dis- tribution. "The cost of this municipal generosity," it is stated, "is defrayed out of the amount received each year from the Denver City Tramway Company, which amount must by law be expended in improving streets, boulevards and parkways. Much value has been added to the tree-planting activity by a campaign conducted through The City of Denver, official organ of the city, giving ad- ditional instruction with regard to planting and caring for the trees."
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