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Trees planted for daughter becoming park in Louisville

LOUISVILLE — Nearly 100 acres of walnut trees planted by a man for his daughter will become part of the Louisville park system.

The city used nearly $1 million in donated funds to buy the land in eastern Jefferson County along Floyds Fork, the Courier-Journal reported.

Patricia Peterson said her late husband, businessman Rolleigh Peterson, planted the orderly rows of walnuts for their daughter, Susan Peterson Trendel, beginning in 1972.

Susan died in 1998 and her father died in 2005.

City officials said the farm was bought with $700,000 from the Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund and nearly $300,000 donated to the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation.