“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree”
You may or may not remember the start of the Joyce Kilmer poem about trees but if you are a fan of healthy, beautiful trees, here are some town updates about our trees – going and coming and, hopefully, staying healthy:
Earlier this year, road agent Jeff St. Jean worked with Urban Tree Service to identify almost 60 trees in the town’s rights of way that are dead. While the Board can’t address all of these trees this year, we have contracted with Urban Tree Service to remove approximately 20 of them. From 11/14-11/18, teams from Urban Tree will be taking down dead trees, mostly on the following roads: Highland, Baer, Clement, Pine and Locust. The Board will be continuing its dead-tree pruning in 2017.
In case you haven’t noticed, some new trees have sprung up around town: there are 4 new trees planted along Main Street in the State’s right of way near Paul’s Integrity Garage, a couple of new trees by the mills and most recently, a new tree in Morton Park (the small park across by the Fire Department, abutting the cemetery). The town thanks its generous resident (who prefers to remain anonymous) for these lovely additions to our streetscapes.
Please stay tuned for more information on a tree-planting initiative recently started by the RGLSC a/k/the Garden Club with the help of Robin Aikman, the garden club’s newest Board member.