October 28, 2016 by Yvette Bowden
Ash trees being milled for the program. They had to be removed from city of Boulder property because they are infested with emerald ash borer. Once treated and dried, this wood will be made into art and functional pieces. Photo courtesy city of Boulder.
The Knight Cities Challenge is open through noon ET Nov. 3, 2016 seeking the best ideas to make one or more of the 26 Knight communities more successful. Yvette Bowden is the director of Boulder (Colorado) Parks & Recreation, a 2016 winner of the challenge, for Tree Debris to Opportunity, which trains members of the community to transform diseased and infested trees into furniture and art.