Arbor Day Tree Party at McArdle’s Celebrate the Fleeting Beauty of Springtime Cherry Blossoms.

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy held its annual Tree Party on Arbor Day.

The April 26 event was a lively cocktail fundraiser to support the Greenwich Tree Conservancy’s mission to preserve and enhance the tree canopy of Greenwich to benefit our community, health, and quality of life.

Ayesha Khan, Shari Aser, Michele Siegelman. Photo by Bob Capazzo

Michael and Leslie Petrick, photo by Bob Capazzo

Hosted by co-chairs Michele Siegelman and Ayesha Khan at McArdle’s Floral & Garden Design in the heart of downtown Greenwich, this year’s event celebrated the fleeting beauty of springtime cherry blossoms.

Guests donned their floral dresses and pink shirts to enjoy a fun evening which included live music by local harpist Amélie-Heidi Oddo.

Established in 2007, the Greenwich Tree Conservancy proudly acknowledges the planting of over 6,000 trees in public spaces around Greenwich. With plans to plant an additional 500 trees this year, support from the Tree Party is essential for success.

Under the curatorship of Lisa Beebe, the Greenwich Tree Conservancy’s town-wide arboretum now showcases over 1,200 identified and labeled trees, and it maintains a Level II Arboretum accreditation through the ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program of the Morton Register of Arboreta.

Adding to these achievements is the recent successful re-accreditation of Greenwich as a 2023 Tree City USA, marking the sixth year of this distinction.

Harpist Amelie-Heidi Oddo with her parents, photo by Bob Capazzo

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy extends its gratitude to the generous sponsors of this year’s Tree Party, including Arhaus which has just opened a store in town:

The Bartlett Tree Expert Company
Senator Richard & Cynthia M. Blumenthal
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Mr. And Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
Emmi and Jason Aryeh
Hon. Livvy & Douglas Floren
Urling & Robert Searle
Greenwich Association of Realtors
Val’s Putnam Wines & Liquors