Consumers Energy will help turn Morenci’s new parking lots green through a $3,000 grant.
The gift will contribute toward the purchase of 53 trees to be planted in the concrete planters that divide the lot into areas and create entryways.
The infrastructure grant paying for the majority of the parking lot project includes a requirement for “green spaces” in the parking lot.
The peninsulas and islands of green space will be mulched or seeded, then planted with trees and shrubbery. Trees will include maples, lindens and crabapple, all suited for urban/street planting.
Shrubs will include boxwood and roses, along with several perennials such as zebra grass, hostas and coral bells.