Fall Tree Planting in Woodstock, Avon, and Saugerties
Last fall (2021), the Town of Woodstock (Ulster County) planted one red oak (Quercus rubra) and two Kindred Spirit oaks. Kindred Spirit is a hybrid of swamp white oak (Q. bicolor) and the columnar English oak (Q. robur ‘Fastigiata’). Photo by Carol March
A ceremonial corgi was part of Woodstock’s tree planting event, which was funded in part by a NYSUFC Tree City USA Reward Grant and celebrated Woodstock’s five years as a Tree City USA. Photo by Michael Veitch
This Kindred Spirit oak will shade folks who come to the Overlook Bakery in Woodstock. Photo by Cindy Muro
In Avon (Livingston County), Boy Scouts helped with fall planting of an Exclamation London planetree (Platanus x acerifolia ‘Morton’s Circle’) (pictured) and a Katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) in Circle Park, replanting where trees were lost to a windstorm in June 2021. Photo Courtesy of The Livingston County News
Avon has prepared an application to become a Tree City USA for the first time and their tree planting was funded in part by a Council Quick Start Grant. Photo Courtesy of The Livingston County News
Village of Saugerties Tree Commission Member Melanie Avallone prunes one of three of the Village’s new dawn redwood trees (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) as part of a planting celebration last October aided by a Council Tree City USA Reward Grant. Photos Courtesy Village of Saugerties Tree Commission
The Saugerties Village Tree Commission added this amusing and practical sign to assure anyone new to deciduous conifers.
The Saugerties team also two Princeton elms (Ulmus ‘Princeton’). Saugerties is entering its sixth year as a Tree City USA.
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