NORWICH – Volunteers and representatives spent hours planting trees in the City of Norwich on Friday to help increase property values, improve local ascetics, and promote tree care throughout the city.
The volunteers started by planting two trees at Weiler Park, and continued to plant trees at various locations including Plymouth Street and South Broad Street in Norwich.
Officials said these trees were paid for through a grant of approximately $13,000 through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). They added that a total of 60 trees will be planted over the next two years using the grant.
City of Norwich Alderman of Ward Two Brian Doliver was present at the event and after delivering a proclamation on behalf of the City of Norwich, proceeded to grab a shovel and assist with the project.
“I’ve been involved with the tree committee for just over a year now,” said Doliver. “It’s incredible what kind of a positive difference trees can have when placed on local properties, not just for the appearance of the city, but also for property values.”