It’s a new year with new beginnings for the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, including new Board members, new website and new offices at the Garden Education Center.
In 2017 Greenwich Tree Conservancy celebrated its ten year anniversary, having planted over 3,100 trees on town and non-profit land, holding numerous educational talks and offering tree walks in order to fulfill its educational mission.
The motto of the Conservancy is “Plant, Preserve and Protect” the urban forest of Greenwich.
Now, in 2018, GTC has installed new Board members and Officers.
Peter Malkin has transitioned from his position as president of the Board to the
role of Chairman, while Cheryl Dunson, formerly the vice president is the
new president. An additional new officer is vice president Leslie Lee
(transferring from the advisory board) along with new board members
Leslie Petrick and Susan Schiefflin.
Also new, is the GTC website www.greenwichtreeconservany.org, which now features tips for planting and caring for trees, with videos and also copies of printed brochures with helpful information about trees that the Conservancy has distributed to residents in the past, a Bruce Park Arboretum map, and a listing of upcoming events.
And the latest addition is a Greenwich Tree Conservancy Instagram account, reflecting the groups’ efforts to reach out to residents and friends via social media.
The Conservancy will be conducting its business in their new office located in the Garden Education Center’s administrative building.
In the coming year, the Conservancy intends to plant 500 more trees and is looking forward to its upcoming fundraiser event, the Tree Party in April.