Climbing trees good for city, play

The Gazette Opinion Staff
Published: December 13 2013 | 1:05 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 12:49 am in
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I believe the city could get better if we planted more climbing trees in a couple of parks. For one thing, it is good for the community.

Another reason to plant more climbing trees is they are more fun for everyone. The more there are, the more people can climb. Plus, there are awesome views from the top and trees are ideal places in hide and seek.

And in order for exercise, you have to have oxygen. Trees make oxygen to help us play and exercise, so trees are definitely eco-friendly.

As for safety concerns, maybe we could put a ladder on the side of the tree to help minimize falling off. Just in case someone does fall, we could put wood chips underneath to avoid serious injury.

It would be very fun to exercise on some climbing trees and they would look very nice. Plus, it would be healthy for nature. Trying to help the city.

Nicolas J. Ryan

9 years old

Cedar Rapids

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