Arbor Day Kickoff for Tree Advisory Board

Plant trees in Cold Spring April 25

The Cold Spring Village Board of Trustees and the newly formed Tree Advisory Board (TAB) invite village residents to come out to the corner of Main Street and Church Street at noon on Saturday, April 25, to join in the celebration of what they hope will become an annual Cold Spring tradition: planting trees on Arbor Day.

Donations of two London plane trees and mulch by village residents and local landscaping business Habitat Revival will be planted with the help of the village highway department in Main Street tree pits located in front of the Sunoco station and C&E Hardware.

As part of the ceremony, a proclamation signed by new Mayor Dave Merandy officially decreeing April 25 as Village Arbor Day will be read, fun local tree facts will be shared and useful pamphlets for home tree care will be available for the taking. Tree Advisory Board members Tony Bardes, Charles Day, Kory Riesterer, Gordon Robertson and Jennifer Zwarich will also be on hand to field ideas and answer questions about future tree project planning in the village.

This official marking of Arbor Day is a chance for the community to come together and take pride in the beautification of village streets. Holding an annual Arbor Day ceremony will also help the village qualify for Tree City USA status, a designation that will aid in grant applications to fund village tree work and, of course, future Arbor Day plantings.

Those wishing to donate funds to plant trees on village streets or to be added to the list of volunteers should contact the village clerk at 845-265-3611 or vsclerk@bestweb.net.


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