Letter submitted by JoAnn Messina, Executive Director, Greenwich Tree Conservancy
The Greenwich Tree Conservancy applauds the Board of Selectmen and numerous departments within Greenwich government for creating a pedestrian and outdoor dining area at the lower end of Greenwich Avenue.The Tree Conservancy partners with many of these departments including the town Tree Division of Parks and Recreation, the Department of PublicWorks and most recently the Planning and Zoning Commission.
In addition to these departments, the Police and Fire Departments were also part of the planning effort to ensure a smooth and safe transition to a pedestrian mall.
We are proud to be part of this initiative by gifting the town 15 Crape Myrtle trees that have been planted in planters along the Avenue and later will be planted along town roads.
Greenwich is fortunate to have governmental officials who support the Tree Conservancy’s mission to plant, preserve and protect our urban forest which benefits our real estate values as well as our health and well-being.Projects such as greening town parking lots, labeling trees to create our Town Arboretum, plantings at schools for Arbor Day celebrations and our Treasured Trees program, assist in this mission.
Let us continue to unite in future efforts to preserve and enhance Greenwich’s urban forest.
JoAnn Messina, Executive Director