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4/9/2019 - Celebrate Arbor Day and Trees at “Roots to Branches – Why Trees Matter”

First Selectman Mike Tetreau and the Fairfield Forestry Committee invite Fairfield residents to attend a “Roots to Branches – Why Trees Matter” event on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1-4 pm at the Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield.

Residents can also enjoy Fairfield’s annual Arbor Day celebration along with the annual planting of a Sugar Maple tree that is being donated to the Town by the Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA) in recognition of the Town’s sustainability leadership as a top-ranked “Sustainable CT” municipality. The tree will be planted near Independence Hall on the historic Town Green.

First Selectman Mike Tetreau, who is kicking off the event and issuing a proclamation, notes, “Fairfield has been a leader in understanding and appreciating the value of trees in our community. We are tied with Stamford in being recognized the most number of years as a ‘Tree City USA’ and are celebrating our 30th year with this distinct designation.”

Learn about the remarkable history of Connecticut’s forests and the condition of Fairfield’s trees; hear from organizations proactively replanting trees and creating corridors and green spaces for wildlife while reclaiming our native habitat. Join us for a tree ID walk at the Fairfield Town Green and help us plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day which is Friday, April 26, 2019.

This hands-on-program is FREE and open to the public. Registration is not required. We hope you will join us for this day that celebrates the trees in our backyards! 

Our partners and speakers will include:

Mike Tetreau, First Selectman, Town of Fairfield
Larry Rousseau, DEEP State Forester
David Brant, Executive Director, Aspetuck Land Trust
Barbara Wooten, Fairfield Garden Club
Charlie Stebbins, CT Audubon Society
Priscilla Twombly, Sasqua Garden Club
Jeff Minder, Fairfield Tree Warden
Tom Corell, Fairfield Forestry Committee
Don Parrot, Connecticut Arborists, a division of Bartlett Tree Experts

Sustainable CT and CTPA representatives may also be in attendance.

For more information, please contact Fairfield Forestry Committee Chair Mary Hogue at forestry@fairfieldct.org or 203-701-8342.

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