The Village of Cambridge in Washington County celebrated Arbor Day on April 29, 2017 with the help of a Council grant. Villagers met at the playground to plant four sugar maples in spots where playground users are in need of shade.
Members of the Village Tree Committee, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and other residents attended. With everyone pitching in, it took roughly a half hour to plant the sugar maples. This event was very timely because in May of 2017, Cambridge suffered two severe storms which took out 20 trees around the Village.
For 2017, 18 communities applied to the Council for Arbor Day grants, and the committee was able to award $10,810 in grant monies to 12 worthy communities. In addition to Cambridge, the communities that were selected were the towns of Fishkill, Mt. Hope, Rush, and Grand Island; the villages of Lewiston, Port Chester, Champlain, Nunda, Attica, and Fair Haven; and the City of Niagara Falls.