Giving back to military veterans and their final resting places, five members of Boulder Parks and Recreation's Forestry team pruned branches and removed trees at Fort Logan National Cemetery on Wednesday, Sept. 28 as a part of the Saluting Branches event

Saluting Branches is an opportunity for the tree care and landscape industry to show their support for our troops by helping to make their final resting places a safe and beautiful environment for all who visit. This was the seventh year for the national event with the City of Boulder participating again this year.

“This is a great opportunity for us to give back to our community,” said Forester Michelle Ferguson. “We work throughout the day in one area of the cemetery and prune or remove ash and spruce trees. Fort Logan has a minimal number of forestry employees on staff, so this event helps keep the grounds looking nice for everyone.”

City employees who participated in the event were Ferguson, Forester Andrew Holt, Forestry Assistant Crew Lead Broudy Fisher, and Forestry Crew Members Dieken Matura and Maria Valentin.

Other participating Colorado municipalities at Fort Logan include the City of Westminster, City and County of Denver, City of Lakewood, and the City of Highlands Ranch.

Visit www.salutingbranches.org for more information.