By JoAnn Messina, Executive Director, Greenwich Tree Conservancy
For many of us, the summer of 2020 has become the summer of the staycation. Fortunately for Greenwich residents, we have much to enjoy in our community including spending a day or two at our Greenwich Town Arboretum.
The Greenwich Tree Conservancy founded the Greenwich Town Arboretum in 2015 in partnership with the Town of Greenwich as a living museum of trees and as a community asset for current and future generations.
The Greenwich Town Arboretum currently includes the four formal historic parks in Greenwich including Binney, Bruce, Byram, and Montgomery Pinetum Parks, as well as Cos Cob Park and other park areas and town street trees. Hundreds of specimen trees have been nameplated and walking maps of parks with locations of the nameplated trees are available at the Greenwich Tree Conservancy website, http://greenwichtreeconservancy.org/arboretum/ .
The Greenwich Town Arboretum is distinctive in being one of only approximately 400 arboreta worldwide that have been accredited by ArbNet, the sole accreditation organization for arboreta.
So whether you are a tree lover, or are looking for an interesting and informative outdoor activity with family and friends, or are considering planting a tree on your property and wondering what it will look like when it matures, the world-class Greenwich Town Arboretum is a great way to spend the day.