Who doesn't think trees are terrific? And we've got a lot of beautiful parks in our area thanks in part to the trees. Arbor Day is a perfect chance to celebrate those wonderful trees.

Arbor Day is Friday, April 28, 2017 and Utica will be celebrating two different parts of this event. The Central New York Conservancy is involved with a number of activities on Friday, including pruning, planting and removal of trees. A big thanks to Proctor Park's neighbor - Stewart's Shop on Culver Ave for a donation towards the purchase and planting of several trees in the park. And we'd also like to salute the local tree removal companies that have volunteered their time this year to help beautify our parks, including:

  • Nelson Tree Service (Charlie Skellington)
  • Rick Turk Tree Service (Rick Turk)
  • Stumpin' By Mike (Matt Macrina)
  • Cresswell Brothers, Inc. (Frank Cresswell)
  • Bartlett Tree Experts (Steve Blair)
  • Hutchings Tree Service (Dave Hutchings).

Utica's Proctor Park will also be the site for this Saturday's Arbor Day festivities. The Central New York Conservancy and the Utica Children's Museum have teamed up to bring you a bunch of fun activities and a chance to learn a thing or two about our wooden neighbors.

As a special guest, we will have Cheryl Youngman from CP Gardens join us to teach how to plant a tree properly and will discuss the proper care of trees after planting. (CNY Conservancy via Facebook)

The free family & kid-friendly events on Saturday are 11am-2pm at F.T. Proctor Park in Utica. You can find out more on their Facebook event page.


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