Village and college plant trees for Arbor Day

By on May 29, 2017

The Village of Brockport held its 11th annual Arbor Day planting on April 28 on the South Avenue Extension as part of its three-year project to plant a total of 60 Winter King Hawthorns along the stretch from the intersection of Brook Terrace to Owens Road.

Teacher Buck Noble eyeing Jonathan Noble’s spading technique at Arbor Day celebration. Provided photo

Teacher Buck Noble eyeing Jonathan Noble’s spading technique at Arbor Day celebration. Provided photo

The Department of Public Works, volunteers from the College of Brockport’s Department of Facilities Maintenance, students from the College and Buck Noble’s fourth grade class at Brockport’s Hill School joined the Village Tree Board in planting 15 Hawthorn trees.

Brockport’s DPW crew and the college’s facilities crew worked in tandem to deliver trees, provide shovels, demonstrate tree planting, and clean up after the volunteer tree planters.

Remarks were made by Mayor Margay Blackman and the College at Brockport’s Chief Communications Officer David Mihalyov. Brockport poet Bill Heyen recited his “Emancipation Proclamation,” the Tree Board’s favorite tree poem as well as a poem written that morning about Arbor Day.

All enjoyed the munchkins generously provided by Dunkin’ Donuts. Thanks to all for another successful Arbor Day tree planting.

Provided information

You must be logged in to post a comment Login