City Seeks ‘tree Lawns’ For New Trees
Published: May 11th, 2015
By: Matthew White

City seeks ‘tree lawns’ for new trees

NORWICH – The City of Norwich has long been adorned with streets lined with Maples, Oaks, Elms gracefully towering over them, and in an effort to build upon and beautify the urban forest, city officials are in the process of securing potential sites to distrubute more.

The Norwich Street Tree Committee has secured a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Community Urban Forestry Grant Program to plant 25 additional street trees in city “tree lawns” this year.

Tree lawns are a term used to describe the strip of green space between street curbing and the sidewalk.

According to Rebecca Hargrave of the Tree Commission, there are several advantages to planting and maintaining the city's beautiful trees.


The Evening Sun

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