All across Greenwich the familiar green gator bags featuring the Greenwich Tree Conservancy logo are popping up on town land. Dotting parks and roadsides, each young tree represents the conservancy’s “vision of a healthy and beautiful townwide community forest.”
Greenwich has lost so many trees in severe storms of recent years, but the GTC has worked with the Town’s Tree Department to plant a new generation of trees on public land. In fact, over the past seven years (2007-2014) the Tree Conservancy has planted over 1,000 trees in Greenwich.
They’ve conducted 21 tree walks in local and regional parks, conducted lectures and workshops with experts in their fields. Through their Notable Tree Program, they have identified and preserved significant trees in Town, and advocated for trees at both the Town and state level.
Also, through the Commemorative Tree Program, donors can arrange with GTC to plant a tree to commemorate service or accomplishments, or in honor of or in memory of individuals or notable events. Through the Shady Lanes Initiative, each year the GTC targets three streets for tree planting: one in central Greenwich, one on the west side of town, and one on the east side of town.
Greenwich Tree Conservancy is a non-profit organization that preserves and enhances the tree and forest resources of Greenwich to benefit the community, its health and its quality of life.
The Tree Party is Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. at McArdle’s, 48 Arch Street. To make a donation to GTC or purchase tickets go to the Greenwich Tree Conservancy’s website.