Tree Advisory Board Outlines Plans

Received $49K grant for maintenance

The Tree Advisory Board of the Village of Cold Spring, which in November received a state grant for $49,162, announced it would use much of the money to address a backlog of safety pruning and to protect trees along Main Street.

The village was one of 54 communities to receive part of $2.24 million in funding from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Cold Spring’s application, written by members of the advisory board, was the only one selected from Putnam County. In Dutchess County, the City of Poughkeepsie and the Cornell Cooperative Extension each received $50,000.

The village money will also pay for maintenance pruning on older trees, inventory tags on street trees and public information sessions in partnership with the Cold Spring Shady Lane Campaign. For more information, or to volunteer, see coldspringtree.weebly.com.

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