Have You Checked out Bruce Park Lately?

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 8.14.03 AMBy Leslie Yager

If you’ve driven through Bruce Park recently, or taken a walk on one of these beautiful May days, you may have noticed the recently planted Dogwood trees that dot the east side of the park.

According to Greenwich Tree Warden, Bruce Spaman, the locations selected for the young trees were those affording good light, and the project was a collaboration of the Town and the Greenwich Tree Conservancy , who have planted over 1,000 trees on public lands in the past seven years.

Spaman said quite a bit of work has recently been done in Bruce Park. In addition to the Dogwood trees, he said the Town is addressing the wet areas in the park. “We’re also putting in rain gardens that will handle overflow,” Spaman said.

Spaman said that recently an asphalt path, 1/2 mile long and 5 ft wide was added to the 60 acre park. “It’s nice, you see kids learning to ride their bicycles. Before strollers were going on the roads, so it’s great.”

Spaman said the Dept. of Parks and Trees manages about 2,000 acres including parks, ball fields, roadside forest and trees.

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