Sunday, August 29, 2010
Everybody’s Movin’ To The ‘Burbs
This is a 75 year old saguaro that was scheduled to be uprooted and destroyed to make way for a new home near 4th Street and Bethany Home Road. After hearing of the cactus’ plight on valley newscasts, a local landscaping company and a West Valley school came up with a plan to save it. This past Monday, Roadrunner Cactus transplanted the giant saguaro on the new campus of Montessori in the Park at Dysart and McDowell Roads.
Officials said it was important to save the huge cactus and the fact that it ended up at a school will help students learn about the saguaro and the importance of protecting Arizona’s treasures. The saguaro has long been a symbol of the state and the saguaro blossom is the Arizona State Flower.