City of Norwich begins street tree planting program

NORWICH – Volunteers spread throughout the City of Norwich earlier this month to plant 14 trees on the streets of Norwich as part of the City Street Tree Planting program.

“Led by the City of Norwich Street Tree Committee and joined by volunteers from Frontier, Norwich Rotary and the community, the planting was a great success,” said Rebecca Hargrave of Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Trees were planted all over the city, from O’Hara to Plymouth Street, and species included pin oak, ginkgo, hawthorn and serviceberry.

Funding for the planting came from a DEC Small Communities Urban and Community Forestry Tree Planting Grant. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, “The New York State Urban and Community Forestry Program is a partnership between DEC forestry professionals, public and private individuals, and volunteer organizations who care about trees in urban settings.”

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