Arbor Day '21 Tree Planting Ceremony This Friday

Arbor Day ’21 Tree Planting Ceremony This Friday

Posted on April 8, 2021

Above photo: Witch Hazel seedlings will be given to all Montgomery 3rd and 4th grade students at Village Elementary School for Arbor Day.

 

A Willow Oak Tree will be planted in Mill Pond Park by the Montgomery Shade Tree Committee in celebration of Arbor Day on April 9 at  3pm. Mayor Devra Keenan, members of the Township Committee, the Montgomery Township Administrator, and other guests have been invited to the ceremony. The public is invited as well! For additional information, questions, or in case of a need for a possible rain date email: shadetreecommittee@twp.montgomery.nj.us

The Shade Tree Committee has planned other festivities in April to celebrate Arbor Day. Throughout April, a contest at Mary Jacobs Library for young and old involves a guessing game: “Can you guess the number of seeds? Can you tell which tree they came from?” The entry with the closest seed count (and the correct name of the tree) will win a copy of the Eyewitness Guide to Trees.

In addition, the Shade Tree Committee will offer a virtual workshop to all 3rd and 4th grade students at the Village School. The children will be given a 2-foot fall-blooming native witch-hazel seedling for planting in their yards. They will be taught how to handle the trees and how to plant them. A general “tree talk” will follow, stressing the functions of trees in the environment and what the children can do to make a change for the better.  The program is prepared and run by the Montgomery Township Shade Tree Committee and involves many volunteers.