Earlier this afternoon, I joined the AP Environmental Class from New Rochelle High School at the City’s official Arbor Day observance. Together, we planted a symbolic red oak a few feet from the Huguenot Children’s Library, discussed the many virtues of trees, and renewed an ongoing commitment to urban forestry and sustainability.
Tree professionals were also present to provide information about tree care, hand out saplings suitable for planting, and demonstrate tree maintenance practices.
Moved by the spirit of the moment, I then broke two of the cardinal rules of politics: (1) don’t get photographed making a fool of yourself, and (2) don’t wear a hat.
For your amusement, here I am in a “bucket.” They elevated me about forty feet up, give or take. Nice view!