JoAnn Messina

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Pin Oak Tree Planted at Town Hall is Emblematic of Town’s Public-Private Partnership with Greenwich Tree Conservancy

“Triple P – public-private-partnerships – have made this community what it is today.The Greenwich Tree Conservancy is one of the most successful partnerships this Town has seen in some time.” – Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei Continue Reading →

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Upset Binney Park Neighbors Vocal on Fate of 20 Trees, Mostly Crab Apples

Neighbor after neighbor of Binney Park insisted the Crab Apple trees are beautiful when they flower and are not dead. The trees are slated to be cut down per the Binney Park Master Plan and replaced with trees suitable to soggy, wet soil and salt. Continue Reading →

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Residents Defend Stately Trees in Rare Face-to-Face Moment with Eversource

On Thursday Deputy Tree Warden Steve Gospodinoff held a public hearing at Greenwich town hall on the fates of 6 mature trees that Eversource wants to cut down. At issue are 5 mature Norway Maples and an Ash Tree at 98 Round Hill Road. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Tree Warden: Byram Pin Oak Tree is Healthy as a Horse

On Wednesday at noon, Greenwich’s Tree Warden Bruce Spaman held a public hearing on the fate of a Pin Oak tree on Mead Ave in Byram which is a stone’s throw from New Lebanon School. The tree is on the side of Mead Ave with no utility wires, but there is a second massive Pin Oak across the street that has grown around the wires. That too may be in jeopardy. Neighbors turned out to defend the tree’s right to stand. Matt Popp said he moved from Chestnut Street to Mead Ave precisely because it was lined with trees. Continue Reading →

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Founder’s Day Features Unveiling of Restored Feake-Ferris House c1645 in Old Greenwich

Wednesday, July 18 was Founder’s Day, a tradition in Greenwich since 1947. To mark the occasion the Feake-Ferris House, c1645, which was restored rather than demolished, was open for tours. The owners, Martin and Anna Waters opened their new home, which is connected to the historic one, for the reception. Continue Reading →

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