May 152014

Friends of the Trees celebrate Arbor Day 2013Art Campbell | The Groton Line

Friends of the Trees celebrate Arbor Day 2013

The Friends of the Trees and the Groton Garden Club will host our Arbor Day celebration in Groton this Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 1 p.m.

The Arbor Day tree will be planted on the triangle common next to the entrance to the Lawrence Playground and the Groton Public Library, off Broadmeadow Road, by our Tree Warden, Tom Delaney, and his great crew. Look for the green Friends of the Trees balloons. We are replacing a Shadbush that suffered from the excessive water in that location with a very water-tolerant Bald Cypress.

Our celebration will include tree-inspired music, this year with the addition of stringed instruments, and we will close with our traditional singalong song, “The Ashgrove.” We will be giving away Black Hills Spruce seedlings, Picea glauca ‘densata’, a lovely evergreen tree that is tolerant of many conditions.

This is the 18th year that the Friends of the Trees and the town of Groton have been designated a “Tree City USA.” Celebrating Arbor Day annually is one of the requirements for this prestigious honor given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Urban and Community Forestry Program.