Letter to the editor from Cheryl Dunson, President, Greenwich Tree Conservancy
We thank the Greenwich Free Press for highlighting the partnership to plant trees in Byram. As noted in the article, it is a three-way partnership with the Byram Neighborhood Association locating the sites, the Town of Greenwich providing the trees and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy planting them.
Healthy trees provide many benefits to our community including providing shade and reducing temps; helping clear the air by producing oxygen and capturing carbon dioxide; preventing soil erosion and control flooding; increasing property values by up to 15%; and making our homes, neighborhoods and town more beautiful.
We hope that other neighborhood associations – and neighbors – will contact us to identify sites where trees on public lands, eg, roadsides or park areas, would be welcome.
You can contact us about tree sites, as well as find out more about us at www.greenwichtreeconservancy.