Village of Perry Tree Board Members Felisa McKay and Dan Zerbe flag fall planting locations for the elm cultivars and other trees selected for planting on Elm Street. Photo by Dan Zerbe

Thank you to Village of Perry Tree Board Chair Dan Zerbe for providing us photos and info about the trees planted on Elm Street in the Village on November 1st with the assistance of a Council Tree City USA Reward grant. Perry is located in Wyoming County.

On September 20, 2022, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture & Natural Resources Educator Sharon Bachman led a Community Tree Stewardship workshop about community trees and tree ID. The Elm Street planting sites were flagged at a Tree Board work day on October 15, trees were planted November 1, and the Tree Board work day event for mulching and watering the new trees was held November 2.

Village of Perry Tree Board members Dan Zerbe, Robin Reading, and Karen Wyant convene to mulch and water the newly planted trees on Elm Street. Tree Board members not pictured are Ernie Lawrence, Ralph Field, Lori Schofield, James Reynolds, and Steve Deaton. Photo by Eleanor Jacobs

The Tree Board picked out the following trees from Schichtel’s Nursery for the Elm Street planting in Perry:

Carpinus carolinana FIRESPIRE


Prunus cerasifera CRIMSON POINT


Ulmus ‘Jefferson’, ‘New Harmony’, ‘Accolade’, ‘New Horizon’, and ‘Patriot’

Zelkova serrata ‘Musashino’