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Littleton the Flowering Crabapple Capital of Colorado!

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Did you know in 2014, Mayor Phil Cernanec proclaimed Littleton the Flowering Crabapple Capital of Colorado!


While driving past the Littleton Cemetery this morning on my way to drop the kids off for school I could not help but notice the Crabapple Trees are budding and starting to get their signature red leaves. Very soon they will explode with beautiful pink and white blossoms!


Once great place to experience this beauty is Downtown Littleton.


Did you know there is actually something called the Crabapple Route?

A brief look at the history....
According to Littletongov.org
“All those trees that we enjoy today are not there by accident or coincidence. Many of today’s mature trees were planted by a City beautification program begun more than 40 years ago. The City Council appropriated funds to plant the colorful trees along City streets and encouraged homeowners to plant them in yards throughout the City.

In 1969, then Mayor Vaughn Gardinier inspired the City of Littleton to begin a beautification program by planting crabapple trees along city streets. Homeowners followed suit and planted crabapples on their properties. More than 7,000 crabapple trees now grace the Littleton community. So many that in 2014, Mayor Phil Cernanec proclaimed Littleton the Flowering Crabapple Capital of Colorado.
The Littleton Crabapple Route features seven easily-accessibly miles in the heart of Littleton where people drive, walk and bike to enjoy the fragrance and breathtaking beauty of these spring-blooming trees.
Go to the city website below to view the website and map:
https://www.littletongov.org/my-littleton/parks-trails-monuments/trails-in-littleton/crabapple-trail

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