The Village of Warwick Shade Tree Commission, the Warwick Valley Gardeners’, and the Village of Warwick Sesquicentennial Committee, along with the first grade classes from Park Avenue School, will hold their annual Arbor Day Celebration on Fri., Apr. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Stanley-Deming Park in Warwick.
A tree planting ceremony will take place at the park. Patricia Reinhardt, the president of the Warwick Valley Gardeners’, will speak, and Wadeson’s Home Center will be distributing trees to all of the children who attend.
In recognition of the Sesquicentennial, the children have selected a maple tree to be planted this year. This is also the first tree to be planted as part of the Arboretum in honor of Roger Metzger, the former Warwick Shade Tree Commissioner. Metzger retired from that position this year and Robert Scheuermann, Jr. has been appointed as the new Shade Tree Commissioner.
This will be the 33rd year that the Village of Warwick has received national recognition as a Tree City USA. The Village of Warwick is one of the oldest Tree City-designated communities in New York State. This is also the 32nd year that the Village is the recipient of the Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its Community Forestry Program.
The Warwick Shade Tree Commission is responsible for planting, feeding and maintaining street trees and trees in the Village’s numerous parks. The Village’s partnership with the Warwick Valley Gardeners’ and Warwick in Bloom has helped promote the education and public awareness of the importance of urban forestry.
For more information or to R.S.V.P., call Pat Reinhardt at 987-8508 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.