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Celebrating Arbor Day and a Commitment to Sustainability

Arbor Day Tree Planting

We celebrated Arbor Day by planting a sycamore tree at Great Embankment Park - a beautiful day for it! Town Supervisor Bill Smith was joined by Deputy Town Supervisor Kate Bohne Munzinger, Town Board members Stephanie Townsend and Kim Taylor, Town Environmental Board Chair Steve Heinzelmen, Environmental Board members James Pippin and Caroline Kilmer, and members of the public. We'll be planting six more native trees in the park this spring - including sugar maples, oaks and additional sycamores.  It's part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability and the environment, and our promise to plant at least one tree for every one that we may lose to disease or other factors.

Our commitment to planting trees is one of the steps we're taking to be certified a Tree City USA. It's also an important component of the Town's latest major sustainability initiative – to be designated a Climate Smart Community. Obtaining these designations not only is important to preserving and protecting our environment; doing so provides the Town additional grant opportunities that can advance sustainability initiatives while also saving taxpayer dollars.

Many thanks to John Young and Luke O'Dell of our Parks Department for planting our new sycamore. It’s a wonderful addition to the park and will be a source of beauty and inspiration for many years to come.

Celebrating Arbor Day and a Commitment to Sustainability

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Luke O' Dell - John Young plant Sycamore tree


Planting Sycamore Tree


Luke O'Dell and John Young plant Sycamore Tree


Sycamore tree planted


Sycamore tree planted


Arbor Day sycamore tree planting