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Posted on: May 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Free Tulip Bulbs


Tulip bulbs planted in specified street beds and City parks will be available for removal on Monday, May 18th beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Removal is only allowed from the following bed locations:

  • Street beds located between the sidewalk and street on:
    • Main Street between Peace and Liberty
    • Main Street between Washington and Sunken Gardens
    • Washington Street from Open Bible Church to Brinkhoff Park
    • Franklin Street from the Post Office to West Market Park
  • City Buildings: City Hall, Community Center, Library, Klokkenspel
  • City Parks: Brinkhoff, Central, South, Sunken Gardens, West Market
  • Fair Haven Memorial at the intersection of Union and E 3rd Street

Standard guidelines for digging tulip bulbs include:

  • Use a pitchfork when digging tulip bulbs
  • Remove all foliage with the bulb; do not leave stems or leaves behind
  • If soil is spilled, rake it back into the bed
  • Removal only applies to tulip bulbs; no other spring bulb, perennials, or shrubs
  • Abide by all on-site signage as tulips in formal landscaping areas or perennial beds are not available for digging
  • If you choose to participate in this program, please observe the social distancing guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control

May 12, 2020 Press Release (PDF)
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