Photo by Sam Booth

Watertown’s 2019 Annual Fall Volunteer Tree Planting Project attracted more than 60 volunteers (many from Tree Watertown) to plant 28 bare root trees. The volunteer tree planting project was paid for in part by a $3000 grant from the Northern New York Community Foundation, which paid for the purchase of trees and planting supplies.

This group of volunteers planted a baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) in a wet area behind Knickerbocker Elementary School in Watertown. Photo by Patricia Lynn

Watertown City Planning Director Mike Lumbis, City Planner and NYSUFC Board Member Michael DeMarco, and DEC Region 6 Forester and NYSUFC Board Member Glen Roberts all had a hand in the planting demo for volunteers. Photo by Emily Sheridan