Four new maple trees of different varieties began their new life at the Enterprise City Library this week, replacing four hazardous spruce that were removed last fall.
Labor for planting the trees was donated by Terry Bates and Bryan Coughlan of Eastern Oregon Landscape, with the trees provided at a steep discount by Terry and Irene Bates of Eastern Oregon Nursery.
"This is so exciting. We've been talking about these trees at library board meetings for a long time," said librarian Denine Rautenstrauch.
The tree planting is part of a long-term library improvement plan, which most recently saw the library basement re-carpeted and repainted, with deteriorating wall plaster repaired.
At present the library board is applying for grants to renovate the front entrance of the library to make it "more user friendly" by such changes as making the steps less steep and the door at the top easier to open.