Arbor Day brings greenery to Montague

Recorder Staff
Published: 4/25/2018 9:40:59 PM

MONTAGUE — Montague’s five villages are becoming a little greener, one tree at a time.

Thanks to an official proclamation of support from Selectboard members and a grant, the Tree Advisory Committee plans to plant trees throughout the villages on Arbor Day and beyond.

On Arbor Day this Friday, the committee invites community members to join in planting trees throughout the villages. All are welcome to help; holes will already be dug and the trees will be ready to plant. Volunteers will need to bring a pair of work gloves.

Also, on Wednesday, Montague was awarded a $6,400 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to plant 32 trees in the center of Millers Falls.

According to Tree Advisory Committee Chairman David Detmold, musicians will play at many of the plantings.

The planting schedule for Friday is as follows:

A Hawthorn will be planted in Unity Park at noon.

A Yellow Honey Locust will be planted in front of the Farren in Montague City at 4 p.m.

Apple trees will be planted next to the Bell Tower on Adams Road in Lake Pleasant at 5 p.m.

An Autumn Blaze Maple will be planted on Franklin Street in Millers Falls at 6 p.m.

Also, a Daybreak Magnolia and a London Plane Tree will be planted in front of the post office in Montague Center at noon on Sunday.

Reach Christie
Wisniewski at:

cwisniewski@recorder.com

or 413-772-0261, ext. 280


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