April’s CommuniTREE decorations are brought to the community thanks to the creativity of employees in the County’s Public Works department. The tree celebrates a Springtime theme, with visions of Easter Eggs waiting to be collected, intermingled with festive butterflies and flowers to remind everyone that Earth Day will be occurring on April 22. Visitors to the Municipal Building are invited to stop by and see the colorful tree, which is located in the north end of the hallway on the first floor, near the Records Archive.
Psst…don’t miss the hidden secret inside those butterflies and flowers pictured on the tree – visitors are encouraged to take home some springtime planting inspiration with these plantable seed papers in special shapes. The shapes are embedded with wildflower seeds that will sprout and grow when planted in any sunny spot. Handmade from 100% post-consumer recycled goods, these plantable, Earth-friendly seed papers get their color from natural, plant-based dyes.
On Earth Day, plantable seed papers featuring planet Earth will be added to the tree as an additional takeaway.
The tree – an artistic mixture of metal and wood – was designed, created and installed inside the Municipal Building last year with a vision of inspiring and celebrating events or happenings throughout Los Alamos County in a fun, visual and engaging way. County employees in various divisions volunteer to decorate CommuniTREE with a different theme each month. Watch for the tree to “grow” new branches monthly throughout 2021!