We walked the tour with Helen Mirra as our prototype "guide user," and learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. Being with the trees while thinking out the details makes a big difference, and there are other rewards: we saw a nuthatch on the basswood trunk, following its characteristic downward path: the woodpeckers claim the upward path, so they both can feed from the same tree. Some tweaking of the tour is in order to both text and particular tree choices. This tour is developing organically and with a lot of very helpful support from friends!
We were surprised by a special resolution from the Cambridge City Council thanking us for our work on the tree tour.
Several "where-as" and a big embossed gold star and ribbon. We are very grateful for the community support.
We got a bid from a local printer. With art work, layout and printing, looks like we have enough for about 200 copies.