A place to grow ideas

M’lissa Roulson hopes the Tree of Ideas, seen here during the July 20 “Planting Party,” will foster better communication among local community members. Visitors are encouraged to add a “leaf” to the tree with their wishes or ideas to improve Durango and the surrounding area. “The Tree of Ideas is about citizen-powered development, public art and encouraging residents to participate and share their voice in a creative and innovative way,” Roulson said. The tree will remain on display through Aug. 30. Learn more at www.facebook.com/pages/Tree-of-Ideas/257610017684841. Enlarge photo

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M’lissa Roulson hopes the Tree of Ideas, seen here during the July 20 “Planting Party,” will foster better communication among local community members. Visitors are encouraged to add a “leaf” to the tree with their wishes or ideas to improve Durango and the surrounding area. “The Tree of Ideas is about citizen-powered development, public art and encouraging residents to participate and share their voice in a creative and innovative way,” Roulson said. The tree will remain on display through Aug. 30. Learn more at www.facebook.com/pages/Tree-of-Ideas/257610017684841.

A comment posted on the Tree of Ideas addresses rush hour traffic in Durango. Enlarge photo

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A comment posted on the Tree of Ideas addresses rush hour traffic in Durango.

Kelsey Sheely and Danica Ivanovich post their leaves on the Tree of Ideas at the Durango Discovery Museum. Enlarge photo

ISAIAH BRANCH-BOYLE/Durango Herald

Kelsey Sheely and Danica Ivanovich post their leaves on the Tree of Ideas at the Durango Discovery Museum.