The British poet, T.S. Eliot, wrote that April was the cruelest month; however, it’s fair to say that many of us would disagree. April is, instead, a month full of promise, most visible in the scenes of Nature’s reawakenings, and particularly apparent in the budding leaves on the branches of trees.
It’s no accident that both Arbor Day and Earth Day are celebrated in April, and in Greenwich there’s another April nature-related celebration, that of the annual Greenwich Tree Conservancy’s Tree Party to be held on Arbor Day, Friday, April 28 at McArdle’s Greenhouse from 6:30-8:30 pm.
The theme of this year’s Party is the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Greenwich Tree Conservancy, started in 2007 by a small group of environmentally concerned Greenwich residents who wanted to preserve the town’s urban forest which they saw slipping away..
The Conservancy’s mission in the last ten years has fulfilled that goal with over 2500 trees planted on public and non-profit lands, in partnership with the Town’s Tree Department. In addition to planting trees, the Conservancy’s mission includes an educational component with lectures, workshops, and tree walks all dedicated to learning about trees, their planting and maintenance.
The Tree Party is always a very sociable affair with delectable hors d’ oeuvres provided by the “Happiness Is” caterers and a choice of beverages. The setting a greenhouse, is most appropriate to the Conservancy’s party. Door prizes will be given out.
We are so very grateful to our dedicated co-chairs, Betsy Vitton and Susan Schieffelin as well as our sponsors: U.S. Trust, BOA Private Wealth Management, JP Morgan Chase, First Republic Bank, Cummings & Lockwood Law Offices, the Bartlett Tree Company, James and Joan Hartley, the Livvy & Douglas Floren, Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin, Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust, and Ann R. Elliman, who all so generously support our mission.
Tickets to the event start at $150 per person and can be purchased on our website, www.greenwichtreeconservancy.org through Paypal .