Arbor Day Celebration '19

Arbor Day Celebration ’19

Posted on April 12, 2019

Montgomery Shade Tree Committee & Friends plant a Fringe Tree in Montgomery Arboretum for Arbor Day.

Top: Mayor Jaffer shows her appreciation for one of the new white fringe tree plantings.       Bottom: Admiring one of the fringe tree saplings planted in Montgomery Arboretum for Arbor Day are (L to R): Shade Tree member Amy Rosenthal, Admin. Donato Nieman, Shade Tree Chair Larry Koplik, ST’s Sarah Roberts, Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, Open Space Coord. Lauren Wasilauski, ST’s Rashmi Pandey and Shade Tree Liaison Rachel Tarantul.

Montgomery Township Shade Tree Committee celebrated everything spring and leafy green on April 5th at The Montgomery Twp. Village Elementary School. Every third grade class was visited by an arborist and a volunteer who discussed the important benefits of trees. Many very astute questions were asked and if possible, answered,  particularly about trees. Every student was given a tulip poplar seedling, caringly bundled by a corps of volunteers the night before. If cared for, tulip poplars can grow into 100′ tall in time!

Among the arborists who donated their time to teach the students were Bob Wells of  Wells Tree and Landscape; Lou Spanner of  Spanner Tree and Shrub Care, Inc. , Joseph Christopher of SilvaGuard, Inc., as well as Tim Bruchez of Princeton Tree Care. Principal Susan Lacy was on hand and even posed for a photo with two of the arborists under the beautiful tree mural in the front vestibule of The Village Elementary School (see album below.)

The next good weather day, Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, Administrator Donato Nieman, staff, and members of the Shade Tree Committee took part in a special tree planting ceremony in Montgomery Arboretum, next to Montgomery Veterans Park. The plantings included two white fringe trees,which are lovely medium-sized fragrant trees with beautiful spring blooms.

To see more of this fun event in action, please view our Arbor Day Google Album: