This article was featured in the 2023 Autumn Newsletter by Emily Fell, Eastern Great Lakes Watershed Coordinator NYS DEC/Cornell University.
On Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at 9:00 am Tree Watertown, The City of Watertown, and Watertown School District will be hosting a volunteer tree planting event at Case Middle School and Watertown High School. Volunteers are invited to help plant trees that will benefit students, residents of the City of Watertown, and wildlife that depend on healthy trees for habitat. Those interested in assisting the planting can simply show up the day of the event. No experience is needed as the day will kick off with a planting demonstration and tools will be provided.
Tree plantings throughout the City help diversify the Urban Forest, making trees more resilient to risks including invasive species and climate change.
The tree plantings also aim to replace ash trees that are being removed to prevent impacts from Emerald Ash Borer.
The City continues to strategically manage the Ash trees in response to the invasion of this forest pest in accordance with their Urban Forest Management Plan and with support from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservations Urban and Community Forestry Grant program, and the Northern New York Community Foundation.
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