On Arbor Day last Friday, members of the Village of New Paltz Shade Tree Commission Jason Rosenberg, Joe Ruotolo and Mike Conway planted three cherry trees in the Peace Park at Village Hall with the help of Village Trustee Ariana Basco, DEC Senior Forester George Profous and local volunteer Owen Shaer.
The Village of New Paltz celebrated Arbor Day last Friday with members and volunteers of the Shade Tree Commission planting hundreds of donated trees. The project was evidence that New Paltz is on its way to once again being designated as a Tree City USA. “It’s a distinction of honor for the community,” said commission member Joe Ruotolo. “And it enables us to take pride in tree stewardship while supporting our natural ecosystems.”