Greenwich Tree Conservancy’s Tree Party at McArdle’s Greenhouse Set for Earth Day

The Greenwich Tree Conservancy is thrilled to announce this year’s Tree Party on Earth Day, April 22 at McArdle’s Greenhouse. This year’s celebration of trees marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of the organization and the 10th anniversary of the Tree Party.

“We are so pleased to be back to having our Tree Party after not being able to for two years. The Tree Conservancy tries to host tree walks, workshops and speakers with no charge and that can only be done with a successful annual fundraiser,” said director JoAnn Messina. “In addition to celebrating our 15 year anniversary we are so proud to have planted over 5000 trees on public lands in Greenwich partnering with the town.”

Since their establishment in 2007 the tree conservancy has:
5059 Trees planted on public lands in partnership with the Town
568 Trees labeled in parks, schools, & roadways creating the Greenwich Town Arboretum
44 Tree Walks in town parks and locales led by tree experts
23 Educational speaker forums and workshop events
21 Events in partnership with other organizations
15 Arbor Day School tree plantings
14 Private property trees celebrated through Treasured Trees Program
10 Tree Parties held
7 Awesome Tree Contests
5 Conservation Awards received
5 years designated a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
4 Gratitude Tree Groves planted in honor of local front-line workers
3 Town Parking Lots greened through Parking Parks initiative
3 years of assisting Town in receiving a Silver Level Sustainable CT Award
2 years of planting through Shady Lanes Initiative
1 Internationally accredited Greenwich Town Arboretum
1 Town Public Tree Ordinance created and passed
Countless Tree protection testimonies given at Town Tree Hearings, PURA hearings, CT General Assembly sessions and CT DOT meetings

The April 22nd Tree Party chairs are Anne Ogilvy, Tara Vittone and Jeanine Behr Getz. Along with their committee they are hard at work creating a fun evening for all.

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Event sponsors are:

Bank of America
F. A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company
Senator Richard & Cynthia M. Blumenthal
Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Ann R. Elliman
Fieldpoint Private
First Republic Bank
Hon. Livvy & Douglas Floren
Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Malkin
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Robert & Urling Searle
Rand Insurance